Bibliography of Swami Vivekananda

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Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (1863–1902)[1] was an Indian Hindu monk and a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world.[2] He was one of the most influential philosophers and social reformers in his contemporary India and the most successful and influential missionaries of Vedanta to the Western world.[3][4] Indian Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore's suggested to study the works of Vivekananda to understand India. He also told, in Vivekananda there was nothing negative, but everything positive.[5]

In last one century, hundreds of scholarly books have been written on Vivekananda, his works and his philosophy in different languages. Sister Nivedita, who was a disciple and a friend of Vivekananda, wrote two books The Master as I Saw Him and Notes of some wanderings with the Swami Vivekananda. The first one was published in 1910 and the second one was published in 1913.[6] Sister Gargi's lifelong research work, a series of six volumes of books, Swami Vivekananda in the West: New Discoveries was first published in two volumes in 1957. In 1983–87, these series was republished in six volumes.[7] Bengali scholar and critic Sankari Prasad Basu, who was a director of Swami Vivekananda Archives, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture wrote several books on Vivekananda such as Vivekananda o Samakalin Bharatbarsha ((in Bengali) 7 volumes), Sahasya Vivekananda (in Bengali), Bandhu Vivekananda (in Bengali), etc.[8]

Monks of Ramakrishna Math and Mission too have written several notable books on the life and works of Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda and Modern India written by Swami Jagadiswarananda was first published in 1941. In this book, the author covered the biography of Vivekananda in brief.[5] Swami Nikhilananda wrote Vivekananda: A Biography which was first published in 1943 from Advaita Ashrama.[9] Yuganayak Vivekananda (in Bengali), written by Swami Gambhirananda was first published in 1966–1967.[7]


Published in his lifetime[10]
Title page of Notes of some wanderings with the Swami Vivekananda, with other works in the background
Published posthumously

Here is a list of selected books of Swami Vivekananda published after his death (1902)[10]

Books on Swami Vivekananda


Book Author/Editor Publisher ISBN
An Analytical Study of the Social Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda: A Thesis Submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Stephen Abraham University of Otago
A Biography of Swami Vivekananda Gautam Ghosh Rupa & Co. ISBN 978-81-291-0149-5
A comprehensive biography of Swami Vivekananda Sailendra Nath Dhar Vivekananda Prakashan Kendra
A Short Life of Swami Vivekananda Pavitrananda (Swami.) Advaita Ashrama
A study on Swami Vivekananda's doctrine of "Real Man" with special reference to the Christian view of man according to St. Thomas Aquinas Mariadasan Chellamony Pontificia Universitas Sanctae Crucis
Biography of Swami Vivekananda Dharam C. Vyas Cyber Tech ISBN 978-81-7884-693-4
Chronology of Swami Vivekananda in the West Terrance D. Hohner, Carolyn B. Kenny Prana Press ISBN 978-0-9700868-0-8
Contemporary Indian idealism (with special reference to Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan). Ripusudan Prasad Srivastava Motilal Banarsidass
Cultural contact and fusion: Swami Vivekananda in the West, 1893–96 Satish K. Kapoor ABS Publications
Did Swami Vivekananda Give Up Hinduism? G. C. Asnani Sister Nivedita Academy
Educational Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda S.V. Bharathi Discovery Publishing House ISBN 978-81-8356-023-8
Educational philosophy of Swami Vivekananda T. S. Avinashilingam Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya
Educational philosophies of Swami Vivekananda and John Dewey D. Vijaya Bharathy ISBN 978-81-7648-202-8
Ethical ideas in the world outlook of Swami Vivekananda, Lokamanya B.G. Tilak, and Aurobindo Ghose Irina Pavlovna Chelysheva Vostok
Great Political Thinker: Swami Vivekananda S.K. Chaudhary Sonali Publications ISBN 978-81-8411-140-8
Harmony of religions: the relevance of Swami Vivekananda Kalarikkal Poulose Aleaz Punthi-Pustak ISBN 978-81-85094-59-5
Idealistic Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda G. Ranjit Sharma Atlantic Publishers & Distri
Learn Rajayoga from Vivekananda: A Grand Exposition of India's Unique Philosophy and Practice of Yoga, which Swami Vivekananda Made for His American Disciples Mahendra Kulasrestha Lotus Press ISBN 978-81-8382-009-7
Life and Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda G. S Banhatti Atlantic Publishers & Dist ISBN 978-81-7156-291-6
Life of Swami Vivekananda Vivekananda's Disciples Vedanta Press ISBN 978-0-87481-085-1
Life of Swami Vivekananda: (12 January 1863 to 4 July 1902); Drama in Engl. Staged on 31 March 1982 at Sri Thyagaraja Hall, Calcutta by Bala Vihar Children, Calcutta Thevarkal Venketes Waraiyer Narayanaswamy Central Chinmaya Mission Trust
Make me a man, message of Swami Vivekananda T. S. Avinashilingam Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya
Man Without Frontiers: The Ultimate Concern of Swami Vivekananda Maria Arokiam Kanaga Salesian Pontifical University, Faculty of Philosophy
Monastic disciples of Swami Vivekananda: inspiring life-stories of some principal disciples Abjajānanda (Swami.) Advaita Ashrama ISBN 978-81-7505-246-8
Negotiating Worlds, Re-envisioning Modernity: Swami Vivekananda and Colonial Discourse Kristen Anne Hardy University of Manitoba (Canada) ISBN 978-0-494-22501-1
Neo-Hinduism: an exposition of Swami Vivekananda's conception of Vedantism (Yoga philosophy) D. V. Athalye D.B. Taraporevala sons and co.
Notes of some wanderings with the Swami Vivekananda Sister Nivedita Udbodhan, Calcutta N.A.
Perspectives on Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Vedanta tradition M. Sivaramakrishna, Sumita Roy Sterling Publishers
Photographs of Swami Vivekananda, 1886–1901 Vedanta Society of Northern California Sri Ramakrishna Math ISBN 978-81-7823-000-9
Political Concept of Swami Vivekananda Sajal Basu Sujan Publications ISBN 978-81-85549-02-6
Political Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda Kalpana Mohapatra Northern Book Centre ISBN 978-81-7211-079-6
Prophet disarmed: Vivekananda and Nivedita Narasingha Prosad Sil Monash Asia Institute, Centre of South Asian Studies, Monash University ISBN 978-0-7326-1161-3
Quintessence of Yoga Philosophy: An Exploration of Swami Vivekananda's Conception of Practical Vedantism (Neo-Hinduism) D. V. Athalye Taraporevala
Rediscovering Swami Vivekananda Amiya Kumara Majumadara BPR Publishers ISBN 978-81-908841-9-8
Reflections on Swami Vivekananda: Hundred Years After Chicago M. Sivaramkrishna South Asia Books ISBN 978-81-207-1603-2
Religious and moral philosophy of Swami Vivekananda Shail Kumari Singh Janaki Prakashan
Religious Revivalism As Nationalist Discourse: Swami Vivekananda and New Hinduism in Nineteenth-Century Bengal Shamita Basu Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-565371-7
Reminiscences of Swami Vivekananda: by his Eastern and Western admirers Eastern and Western admirers Advaita Ashrama
Revolutionary Ideas of Swami Vivekananda Rabindra Kumar Das Gupta Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture


Book Author/Editor Publisher ISBN
Saints of India: Swami Vivekananda Shiri Ram Bakshi, Sangh Mittra Criterion
Short Life of Swami Vivekananda Swami Tejasananda Advaita Ashrama ISBN 978-81-7505-030-3
Social Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda A.R. Mohapatra Readworthy Publications (P) Limited ISBN 978-93-80009-01-8
Social Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda Santwana Dasgupta Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture ISBN 978-81-87332-43-5
Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda Jawaharlal Nehru Advaita Ashrama (Publication Department) ISBN 978-81-7505-004-4
Swami Vivekanand B. R. Kishore Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd. ISBN 978-81-7182-952-1
Swami Vivekanand : educational philosopher & his work S.K. Shukla Omega Publications ISBN 978-81-8455-091-7
Swami Vivekananda Amiya Sen Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-564565-1
Swami Vivekananda Bābūrāma Śarmā Diamond Pocket Books
Swami Vivekananda Dr. M. H. Syed, R. K. Singh, P. K. Choudhry Himalaya Books
Swami Vivekananda K. L. Miglani Pinnacle Technology ISBN 978-1-61820-127-0
Swami Vivekananda M. S. Nateson Vivekananda Publishing House
Swami Vivekananda N.L. Gupta Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd ISBN 978-81-261-1538-9
Swami Vivekananda Premacanda Saraswathi Press
Swami Vivekananda S. Paul Sterling Publishers Pvt., Limited ISBN 978-81-7862-440-2
Swami Vivekananda Sachi Sinhal Prabhat Prakashan ISBN 978-81-8430-018-5
Swami Vivekananda Satyakam Vidyalankar Hind Pocket Books
Swami Vivekananda Una Da Manavad Raghbir Rachnac
Swami Vivekananda Verinder Grover Deep & Deep Publications ISBN 978-81-7100-570-3
Swami Vivekananda: a forgotten chapter of his life Benishankar Sharma Oxford Book & Stationary Co.
Swami Vivekananda: A Historical Review R. C. Majumdar Advaita Ashrama ISBN 978-81-7505-202-4
Swami Vivekananda: A Man with a Vision Devika Rangachari Penguin Books Limited ISBN 978-81-8475-563-3
Swami Vivekananda: A Mental and Spiritual Biography Rajagopal Chattopadhyaya Vivekananda Math
Swami Vivekananda: A Reassessment Narasingha Prosad Sil Susquehanna University Press ISBN 978-0-945636-97-7
Swami Vivekananda: A Sixth Plane Being in San Francisco Belinda Worthen
Swami Vivekananda: a study D. V. Athalye Ashish
Swami Vivekananda: A Study on Aesthetics Mohit Chakrabarti Atlantic Publishers & Distri
Swami Vivekananda : An Iconoclastic Ascetic Ajeet Jawed Ane Books India ISBN 978-81-8052-195-9
Swami Vivekananda & Success of Students A. R. K. Sarma Sri Sarada Book House
Swami Vivekananda and His Times: A Series of Lectures B. Bhattacharya NCIC
Swami Vivekananda and Indian Nationalism Subodh Chandra Sen Gupta Sahitya Samsad
Swami Vivekananda and Japan Medhasananda ISBN 978-4-931148-43-7
Swami Vivekananda and Religious Pluralism Chacko Puthenpurackal Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana
Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna in Sri Aurobindo's Writings Sri Aurobindo, K. C. Anand Sri Aurobindo Society ISBN 978-81-7060-208-8
Swami Vivekananda and the emergence of India through spiritual culture Sarvasthananda (Swami.) Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama
Swami Vivekananda and the Future of India Ranganathananda (Swami.) Ramakrishna Mission, Institute of Culture
Swami Vivekananda and the Indian quest for socialism Arun Kumar Biswas Firma KLM
Swami Vivekananda and the Indian Renaissance Telliyavaram Mahadevan Ponnambalam Mahadevan Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Vidyalaya Teachers College
Swami Vivekananda: and the Modern World Pranab Bandyopadhyay United Writers ISBN 978-81-85328-12-6
Swami Vivekananda and the modernisation of Hinduism William Radice Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-565093-8
Swami Vivekananda and the World of Youth Nabaniharan Mukhopadhyay Akhil Bharat Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal
Swami Vivekananda: Awakener of Modern India R. Ramakrishnan Sri Ramakrishna Math
Swami Vivekananda centenary memorial volume Ramesh Chandra Majumdar Swami Vivekananda Centenary
Swami Vivekananda's Concept of Service Swami Swahananda Sri Ramakrishna Math ISBN 978-81-7120-900-2
Swami Vivekananda: Education of Love Mohit Chakrabarti Kanishka Publishers ISBN 978-81-7391-822-3
Swami Vivekananda: Epoch-maker Spiritual Leader Swami Jitatmananda Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama
Swami Vivekananda: Excellence in Education Mohit Chakrabarti Gyan Publishing House ISBN 978-81-7835-479-8
Swami Vivekananda: His Dynamic Vision Harbans Lal Agnihotri Aman Prakashan ISBN 978-81-900402-2-8
Swami Vivekananda: his global vision Santinath Chattopadhyay Punthi Pustak ISBN 978-81-86791-29-5
Swami Vivekananda, His Human Books Jung Bahadur Goyal Falcon Books ISBN 978-81-900592-0-6
Swami Vivekananda: his life & message Anil Chandra Ghosh Presidency Library
Swami Vivekananda, his life and mission Ranganathananda (Swami.) Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
Swami Vivekananda, His Reconstruction of Hinduism as a Universal Religion P. M. Thomas McMaster University
Swami Vivekananda: His Sanyasa ... M. S. Natesan Vivekananda Publishing House
Swami Vivekananda, his second visit to the West: new discoveries Marie Louise Burke Advaita Ashrama
Swami Vivekananda in America Nivedita Raghunath Bhide Vivekananda Kendra ISBN 978-81-89248-22-2
Swami Vivekananda in America: new findings Asim Chaudhuri Advaita Ashrama, Publication Dept. ISBN 978-81-7505-297-0
Swami Vivekananda in contemporary Indian news (1893–1902): with Ramakrishna and the Mission Bimalakumāra Ghosha, Lakshmi Kanta Boral Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture ISBN 978-81-85843-89-6
Swami Vivekananda in Chicago: new findings Asim Chaudhuri Advaita Ashrama ISBN 978-81-7505-211-6
Swami Vivekananda in India: A Corrective Biography Chattopadhyay Rajagopal Motilal Banarsidass Publ. ISBN 978-81-208-1586-5
Swami Vivekananda: India's Emissary to the West Swami Ranganathananda Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan Trust
Swami Vivekananda: insan-i-kamal : revisioning Som P. Ranchan Indian Publishers Distributors ISBN 978-81-7341-053-6
Swami Vivekananda in San Francisco Ashokananda (Swami.) Vedanta Society of Northern California
Swami Vivekananda in the West Rajagopal Chattopadhyaya The Author
Swami Vivekananda in the West: New Discoveries (six volumes) Sister Gargi Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata
Swami Vivekananda: Messiah of Resurgent India Pranaba Ranjan Bhuyan Atlantic Publishers & Dist ISBN 978-81-269-0234-7
Swami Vivekananda on Education Śaṅkara Abhyaṅkara Aditya Pratishthan ISBN 978-81-86879-05-4
Swami Vivekananda on Himself Swami Sambudhdhananda Advaita Ashrama ISBN 81-7505-280-5
Swami Vivekananda on India and Her Problems Swami Nirvedananda Advaita Ashrama
Swami Vivekananda on Indian philosophy and literature Rabindra Kumar Dasgupta Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture ISBN 978-81-85843-81-0
Swami Vivekananda, patriot-prophet: a study Bhūpendranātha Datta Nababharat Publishers
Swami Vivekananda: Pioneer in Social Revolution Vidyotma Singh Vista International Publishing House ISBN 978-81-89942-13-7
Swami Vivekananda: literary biography Carebanu Cooper
Swami Vivekananda, the educator V. Sukumaran Nair Facet Books International ISBN 978-0-932377-10-4
Swami Vivekananda, the known philosopher, the unknown poet Radhika Nagrath Meteor Books ISBN 978-81-88248-05-6
Swami Vivekananda: The Living Vedanta Chaturvedi Badrinath Penguin Books India ISBN 978-0-14-306209-7
Swami Vivekananda: the man and his mission Sanat Kumar Rai Chaudhuri Scientific Book Agency
Swami Vivekananda, the prophet of Vedantic socialism Vijendra Kasturi Ranga Varadaraja Rao Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India
Swami Vivekananda: Vibrant Humanist Mohit Chakrabarti Kanishka Publishers ISBN 978-81-7391-420-1
Swami Vivekananda Vijnanagita: The Wisdom Song of Vivekananda Babaji Bob Kindler Srv Assoc ISBN 978-1-891893-09-4
Swami Vivekananda: Visionary of Truth Mohit Chakraborty Abhijeet Publications ISBN 978-93-80031-45-3
Swâmi Vivekânanda's contribution to the present age Satprakashananda (Swami.) Vedanta Society of St. Louis ISBN 978-0-916356-58-3
Swami Vivekananda's ideas on history: with special reference to Indian history and culture Tangsal Narayana Vasudeva Rao, Indian Council of Historical Research Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Institute of Vivekananda Studies
Swami Vivekananda's legacy of service: a study of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission Gwilym Beckerlegge Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-567388-3
Swami Vivekananda's neo-Vedānta Rabindra Kumar Dasgupta Asiatic Society
Swami Vivekananda's Understanding of Religious Pluralism: A Theological Assessment from a Catholic View Represented by Joseph Neuner Sebastian Panjikaran Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana, Facultas Theologiae
Swami Vivekananda's Winning Formulas to Become Successful Managers A. R. K. Sarma Sri Sarada Book House


Book Author/Editor Publisher ISBN
Teaching of Swami Vivekananda Edgar Wesley Thompson M.E. Publishing House
The cyclonic Swami: Vivekananda in the West Sukalyan Sengupta, Makarand R. Paranjape Samvad India Foundation, in association with Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth ISBN 978-81-901318-2-7
The concept of man according to Swami Vivekananda Thaddeus J. Kunnumpurath Pontificia Studiorum Universitas a S. Thoma Aq. in Urbe
The Hermeneutics of Religious Syncretism: Swami Vivekananda's Practical Vedanta Thomas L. Bryson University of Chicago, The Divinity School
The Immortal Philosopher of India Swami Vivekananda Bhawan Singh Rana and Mīnā Agravāla Meena Agrawal Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd. ISBN 978-81-288-1001-5
The life of Swami Vivekananda, by his eastern and western disciples Gambhirananda (Swami.) Advaita Ashrama
The Master as I Saw Him Sister Nivedita Longmans, Green & Co., N.A.
The Message of Swami Vivekananda Karan Singh (Sadr-i-Riyasat of Jammu and Kashmir) Swami Vivekananda Centenary Celebration and Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee, Publication Department
The Message of Swami Vivekananda: To the Modern World K. S. Ramaswami Sastri Ramakrishna Math
The Mind of Swami Vivekananda: An Anthology and a Study Gautam Sen Jaico Publishing House ISBN 978-81-7224-212-1
The Monk As Man: The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda 1933– Samkara Penguin Books India ISBN 978-0-14-310119-2
The Nationalistic and Religious Lectures of Swami Vivekananda Tapasyananda (Swami.) Advaita Ashrama
The Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda: Chicago Address Centenary Volume : Homage from Visva-Bharati Pradip Kumar Sengupta Progressive Publishers
The political philosophy of Swami Vivekananda A. V. Rathna Reddy Sterling
The Religious and Political Thought of Swami Vivekananda Aron Harilela University of Hull
The social philosophy of Swami Vivekananda: its relevance to modern India Abraham Stephen Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge ISBN 978-81-7214-843-0
The Socio-Political Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda Bhaiya Subhash Chandra Prasad Universal-Publishers ISBN 978-1-58112-075-2
The social and political ideas of Swami Vivekananda S. S. Mital Metropolitan
The Swami Vivekananda: A Study Mano Mohan Ganguly Contemporary Publishers
The universal symphony of Swami Vivekananda Ranganathananda (Swami.)
The Vedantic Synthesis of Swami Vivekananda Andrew Avison Ross University of Canterbury
The Teachings of Swami Vivekananda Avyaktananda (Swami.) Vedanta Movement
The Vedānta of Swami Vivekananda B. Prasannakumary Writers Workshop Publication ISBN 978-81-7595-307-9
The Vedanta of Swami Vivekananda Suhas Ranjan Ray Sristi Prakashan
Vivekananda Gajanan Khergamker Jaico Publishing House ISBN 978-81-7992-171-5
Vivekananda: A Biography Swami Nikhilananda
Vivekenanda: a comprehensive study Jyotir Maya Nanda (Swami) Swami Jyotirmayananda ISBN 978-81-85304-66-3
Vivekananda and Indian renaissance B. K. Ahluwalia, Shashi Ahluwalia Associated Pub. Co.
Vivekananda: his gospel of man-making with a garland of tributes and a chronicle of his life and times, with pictures Jyotir Maya Nanda (Swami) Swami Jyotirmayananda ISBN 978-81-85304-66-3
Vivekananda: World Teacher Swami Adiswarananda ISBN 978-1-59473-210-2
Vivekananda, the prophet of human emancipation: a study on the social philosophy of Swami Vivekananda Santwana Dasgupta Bijaya Dasgupta
Vivekananda, the warrior saint: a biographical study Haṃsrāja Rahabara Farsight Publishers & Distributors
Vivekananda: The Yogas and Other Works Swami Hikhilananda Ramakrishna Vivekanada Center ISBN 978-0-911206-04-3
Vivekananda's approach to social work Indira Patel Sri Ramakrishna Math
Vivekananda's influence on Subhas Nanda Mookerjee Jayasree Prakashan
Vivekananda's message to the youth Vijendra Kasturi Ranga Varadaraja Rao, T. S. Avinashilingam Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Vivekananda Reader Swami Narasimhananda (edited) Advaita Ashrama ISBN 978-81-7505-364-9
Wandering Monk: Permanent Exhibition at Kanyakumari on Swami Vivekananda as a Parivrajaka M. Lakshmi Kumari Vivekananda Kendra
Western women in the footsteps of Swami Vivekananda Atmaprana (Pravrajika.) Ramakrishna Sarada Mission
Wisdom of Vivekanand Sachin Sinhal Prabhat Prakashan ISBN 978-81-8430-062-8
What Religion Is in the Words of Swami Vivekananda John Yale Kessinger Publishing ISBN 978-1-4254-8880-2

See also



  1. ^ Chaube 2005, p. 52
  2. ^ Vivekananda 2006, p. 11
  3. ^ Mohapatra 2009, p. 14
  4. ^ Piazza 1978, p. 59
  5. ^ a b Chattopadhyaya 1999, p. 314
  6. ^ Chattopadhyaya 1999, p. 299
  7. ^ a b Chattopadhyaya 1999, p. 326
  8. ^ Dutt 1999, p. 121
  9. ^ Chattopadhyaya 1999, p. 316
  10. ^ a b "Vivekananda Library online". Retrieved 12 December 2012.

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