The Web of Indian Life (Forgotten Books)

 
9781605066646: The Web of Indian Life (Forgotten Books)
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"This is a collection of essays by Sister Nivedita, Margaret E. Noble, an Anglo-Irish Hindu convert who moved to India and devoted herself to helping poor women of all castes. It includes an appreciative introduction by Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel laureate writer, one of her many friends in the Bengali artistic community.

Although long out of print, this book was a sensation when it was originally published. Nivedita here espouses Hindu pan-Indian nationalism, while also rationalizing some of the aspects of Indian life such as the caste system. She deals with the historical background of religious tolerance in India, including the contributions of Muslims and Buddhists, and the ability of Hinduism to assimilate compatible doctrines, no matter what their source.

Nivedita has a unique and much beloved position in Indian history as one of the few westerners who took up the cause of Indian independence. You will come away from reading this book with a new appreciation for the problems which India faced in forging a democratic nation based on diversity." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; Introduction; The Setting Of The Warp; The Eastern Mother; Of The Hindu Woman As Wife; Love Strong As Death; The Place Of Woman In The National Life; The Immediate Problems Of The Oriental Woman; The Indian Sagas; Noblesse Oblige: A Study Of Indian Caste; The Synthesis Of Indian Thought; The Oriental Experience; The Wheel Of Birth And Death; The Story Of The Great God: Siva Or Mahadev; The Gospel Of The Blessed One; Islam In India; An Indian Pilgrimage; On The Loom Of Time

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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology. www.forgottenbooks.org

Forgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money. All books are priced at wholesale prices. We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.

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"Margaret Elizabeth Noble (1867-1911), better known as Sister Nivedita, was an Anglo-Irish social worker, author, teacher and disciple of Swami Vivekananda. She met Vivekananda in 1895 in London and travelled to India (Kolkata) in 1898. Swami Vivekananda gave her the name Nivedita (which means one who is dedicated to God) on March 25, 1898. In November 1898 she started a school for girls which is now called Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Sister Nivedita Girls' High School. She worked to improve the lives of Indian women of all castes.

Nivedita was a good friend of many intellectuals and artists in the Bengali community, including the Nobel laureate writer Rabindranath Tagore.

In later years, Nivedita took up the cause of Indian independence. Her unique position as a westerner with impeccable Hindu credentials enabled her to say and do many things that would have had repercussions for Indians. She promoted pan-Indian nationalist views both in her writings and in public meetings." (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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