The Modern Monk

The Modern Monk

The Modern Monk None

  • Title: The Modern Monk
  • Author: Hindol Sengupta
  • ISBN: 9780143426646
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback
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    The 2 stars are for the poor writing of Mr. Sengupta. He tries too hard to make his point about Vivekananda being a modern monk, sacrificing the objectivity of a biographer in most places. Besides, Mr. Sengupta writes repeatedly about how his own upbringing was influenced by Vivekananda, how he was also an unruly child like Vivekananda, and so on. There are several quotes from Vivekananda, but at times distributed in a way that the text loses continuity. Overall, while the reader gets to learn i [...]

    The author is a self-confessed convert of Swami Vivekananda. A succinct narrative of the lives and thinking prowess of Swami V. The readers would get a glimpse of Vivekananda largeness of thoughts and his supreme ability to think centuries ahead of others- in matters of religious identity, politics, caste and secular thinking.These are current world issues and Swami Vivekananda's principles as orated in 1898 Chicago conference still holds true, even after a century and quarter later.A chapter on [...]

    This is my second book by Mr. Hindol Sengupta after "Being Hindu" which made me a fan. The best thing about his books are that it seems as if he's directly conversing with you; A personal, intimate, conversation. He doesn't try to appear profound or more learned than you; he'll earnestly present his point of view on the subject matter without a trace of bias and keeping balance which in itself is commendable in our day and age. The Modern Monk makes someone like me piqued up to know more about S [...]

    This is a whimsical, stream of consciousness style book on Vivekananda. This Book is a collection of some stray topics related to Vivekakanda. Unfortunately the ideas are not very well developed. Chapters have longish quotations from other other books and these make reading the book even more tedious. This book is neither a biography, nor a book about Vivekananda's ideas nor is it a book about one persons experience of Vivekananda. It is strange hodgepodge that does not work very well.

    The Modern Monk Is out now onFlipkart : fkrt/WVmot!NNNNAuthor: Hindol SenguptaLanguage: EnglishBinding: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin Random House IndiaISBN: 9780143426646, 0143426648Edition: 1, 2016Pages: 304

    This book gave a whole new insight into Vivekanda's life. Vivekanda who has always been an idol,an ideal and the most revered monk appears real and special. Giving it five stars as it struck a chord with me.

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