The Web of Indian Life

The Web of Indian Life

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Author: Sister Nivedita
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
Year: 1996
Language: English
Pages: 312
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817505199


A book in which Sister Nivedita has given us pictures of the Indian women in her role as mother and wife and as the feeder and sustainer of the national culture and traditions.

The author then enters into a study of the national epics, the caste system, and various other aspects of Indian life and ideals, and gives a brilliant sketch of Indian thought and what it stands for.

This book is, writes Ananda K Coomarawamy, almost the only fair account of Hindu Society written in English . . Nivedita became not merely an interpreter of India to Europe, but even more, the inspiration of a new race of Indian students, no longer anxious to be Anglicized, but convinced that all real progress must be based on national ideals.