Sunday, February 12, 2017

Today's Featured Author: Sister Nivedita

Today's featured author is SISTER NIVEDITA. Sister Nivedita is a fascinating person, and you can read an account of her life in this Wikipedia article. Here is a picture of her around the year 1910:


Sister Nivedita was born Margaret Elizabeth Noble in Ireland in 1867, and she grew up there, becoming a schoolteacher. Then, in London in 1895, she met Swami Vivekananda, a remarkable disciple of the saint Ramakrishna; Vivekananda is famous for being among the first to introduce Indian traditions like Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. You can find out more in the Amar Chitra Katha comic book about him: Vivekananda: He Kindled The Spirit Of Modern India. Vivekananda gave Margaret Noble the name Nivedita, and she moved to Kolkata (Calcutta) in India, where she opened a school for girls. She died in India in 1911, and her epitaph reads: "Here reposes Sister Nivedita who gave her all to India."

Here are the books by Sister Nivedita that I've listed at the Freebookapalooza:


And here is a commemorative postage stamp from India, honoring Sister Nivedita:





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