Swami Vivekananda is a name that inspires millions around the world even now—more than 150 years after his birth and encourages them to sacrifice everything for the sake of their country, religion and culture. This warrior saint was born to Maa Bhuvaneshwari Devi on January 12, 1863.
Swami Vivekananda was barely 39 when he died, but because of his work, he lives on in everyone’s memory in the whole world for his undefeatable efforts to revive the Hindu religion. He gave the world a global perspective to Vedanta which is relevant today and needed more than ever. This book is an effort to present the life and works of this great personality in the form of a questionnaire. It is impossible to include everything related to a person of such immeasurable calibre in a collection of 1,000 questions, hence only the important aspects have been selected.
This book is a treasure of information on the life of a great soul who symbolized Indian pride, strength, competence, knowledge and diversity. A real tribute to the great son of India—Swami Vivekananda."
The author, Virendra Yagnik who was born in Prayag in Uttar Pradesh in 1949,belongs originally to Visnagar in Gujarat. He came to Delhi as a young man and worked at the Union Public Service Commission. During his tenure at UPSC he completed his post-graduation. Later he resigned as Junior Research Official to join the Oriental Bank of Commerce in Mumbai. Now, after retiring as Assistant Regional Director in 2009, he spends his time reading, writing and doing social work. He has been an active member of Railway Ministry’s Rajbhasha Salahakar Samiti from 1995-1998; Oil and Natural Gas Ministry’s Rajbhasha Salahakar Samiti; advisory panel of the monthly magazine ‘Vivek’ published from Mumbai and member of the panel of directors at the Samprati Jankalyan Sahakari Bank. Financial, social and cultural topics aired on Akashvani, Mumbai feature his talks. He has also coordinated and published several souvenirs.