About the Author
Sister Nivedita, known as Margaret Elizabeth Noble, was a great disciple of Swami Vivekananda. The Swami had dedicated her to the service of India and hence called her Nevedita.
Sister Niveditas was a fiery spirit that knew no rest till her whole personality was spent for the cause of her dedication-India. In the midst of her tireless efforts for the amelioration of Indian women, she found to make a deep study of Indian literature. Philosophy, mythology and history. Combined with her comprehensive mind was a remarkable largeness of heart and deep insight of love. This helped her to interpret in an extraoridinary manner Indian religion and thought, art and literature, custom and tradition.
I love India as the birthplace of the highest and best of all religious, as the country that has the grandest mountains, the Himalayas. The country where the homes are simple, where domestic happiness is most to be found, and where the women unselfishly, unobtrusively, ungrudgingty serve the dear ones from early morn to dewy eve.
Editor's Preface to the first Edition
Sister Nivedita, whose previous name was Margret Noble, was of Irish parentage and was born at Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, on October 28, 1867. After finishing her education at the Halifax College, she worked in various girls school gaining practical experience of teaching. In 1892, at the age of 25, she opened a school of her own in Wimbledon and settled down to serious work. She was a close student of Pestalozzi and Froebel and one of the enthusiastic supporters of the New Education movement, then in vogue in London.
With her manifold intellectual interest Margret had one deep-rooted trouble, namely, the growing consciousness of uncertainly and despair with regard to religion. It was at this time that Swami Vivekananda reached London with his massage of Vedanta. And his words c
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Book Description Advaita Ashrama. Book Condition: New. Illus. Bookseller Inventory # 7757226