The Master as I Saw Him

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The Master as I Saw Him
Title page of the 1910 edition
Title page of 1910 edition
AuthorSister Nivedita
Original titleThe Master as I Saw Him
LanguageEngland, India
Publication date
Pages560 pp

The Master as I Saw Him: Being pages of the life of the Swami Vivekananda is a 1910 book written by Sister Nivedita.[1] The book covers Nivedita's experiences with Swami Vivekananda, whom she met in London during November 1895. The book was simultaneously published from England and India,[2] and The Master as I Saw Him is now considered to be a classic text.[3][4]

In his book Indian Traffic, Parama Roy noted that the book differed from other biographies of Vivekananda in that it "[touched] upon the agonistic, conflictual nature of the guru-disciple relationship" and showed "reticence about his corporeality".[5]


  1. ^ Boehmer, Elleke (2002). Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920: Resistance in Interaction. Oxford University Press. pp. 38, 42, 53, 65–67, 76, 79, 92, 96. ISBN 0198184468.
  2. ^ "The master as I saw him : being pages from the life of the Swami Vivekanada (1910)". Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Singh, Puran (2013). The Spirit of Oriental Poetry. Routledge. p. 50. ISBN 978-0415865753.
  4. ^ Shyam Chaurasia, Radhey (2011). History of Modern India, 1707 A. D. to 2000 A. D. Atlantic Publishers & Distributors. p. 321. ISBN 978-8126900855.
  5. ^ Roy, Parama (1998). Indian Traffic: Identities in Question in Colonial and Postcolonial India. University of California Press. pp. 92, 123, 200. ISBN 0520204867.

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