Philosophical Perspectives
Amiya P. Sen
DEBATING VIVEKANANDA: A READER by A. Raghurama Raju Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2015, 490 pp., 1195
April 2015, volume 39, No 4

As an individual greatly enthused by the life and labours of Swami Vivekananda, this is a book that I have eagerly awaited and indeed, it is doubly rewarding that I should now also be among its reviewers. One of the important features of this book, though not immediately apparent, is that this is a compilation put together by a scholar trained in philosophy, not the social sciences. It is the philosophical perspective that sparkles in the editor’s introduction and offers at places, subtleties of argument and judicious insights that could not have been as natural for a historian such as me.

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