Swami Vivekananda in the West: New Discoveries

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Swami Vivekananda in the West: New Discoveries
Swami Vivekananda in the West.jpg Volume 6, front cover
AuthorSister Gargi
SeriesSwami Vivekananda in the West: New Discoveries
PublisherAdvaita Ashrama, Kolkata
Publication date
Publication placeIndia

Swami Vivekananda in the West: New Discoveries is a series of biographical books on Swami Vivekananda written by Marie Louise Burke, who is popularly known as Sister Gargi. There are six volumes in the series.[1] This series of books was first published in two volumes in 1957. In 1983–87, these series was republished in six volumes.[2] The book is high acclaimed not just in India, but also in the Vedanta circles around the world.[3]

Swami Vivekananda spent a number of years (from 1893) teaching and lecturing in the West (specially in America and England). Sister Gargi researched for many years and then published her findings in these works.[4] These books present previously unknown facts regarding Swami Vivekananda's life and works in America from 1893 to 1896 and, during his second visit, from 1899 to 1900.[5]


The six volumes provide an exhaustive account of the time Swami Vivekananda spent in the west, especially in America and Europe.[6]

Volume Period
Volume I Summer 1893 – Spring 1894
Volume II Spring 1894 – Spring 1895
Volume III Spring 1895 – February 1896
Volume IV March 1896 – Fall, 1896
Volume V June 1899 – April 1900
Volume VI Spring 1900 – December 1900

See also


  1. ^ Sil, Narasingha P. (1997). Swami Vivekananda : a reassessment. Selinsgrove: Susquehanna Univ. Press [u.a.] p. 185. ISBN 0945636970.
  2. ^ Chattopadhyaya, Rajagopal (1999). Swami Vivekananda in India : a corrective biography (1st ed.). Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers. p. 326. ISBN 8120815866.
  3. ^ "Sister Gargi dead". The Hindu. 2004-01-22. Archived from the original on March 22, 2010. Retrieved 2013-06-05.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "Books on Vivekananda". vivekananda.org/. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  5. ^ Marie Louise Burke. Swami Vivekananda Prophet of the Modern Age. Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture. pp. Preface. ISBN 81-87332-04-2.
  6. ^ "Swami Vivekananda in the West". Vedanta Press. Retrieved 21 April 2012.