Author: Asim Chaudhuri
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175052112
Using our present knowledge of Swamiji as foundation, the author presents in his fascinating style, some new facts and his discoveries in this book.
Is it still possible to unearth more material on Swamiji's life in Chicago? Thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of Asim Chaudhuri, who now lives in the United States, it has been possible.
Some divine plan must have been there. Sri Ramakrishna had this wonderful message, but how would it spread? He needed the right voice. At last Swami Vivekananda came and provided it. But Vivekananda needed the right setting. Chicago provided that. And it was Chicago that made Vivekananda a hero in his own country.
Much research has been done on Viveknanda's experiences in America, especially his life in Chicago. Sister Gorge's (Marie Louise Burke) research alone has run into six large volumes. But still many details of his life have remained obscure. For those devoted to Swamiji's life and work, every incident is important and adds to our knowledge of this great saint.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
There cannot be enough books that dwell with painstaking accuracy as does this excellent book by Asim Chaudhuri, on the details of so unique a life as Swamiji's. Chaudhuri has confined himself to examining the details of Swamiji's life during his appearance at the Parliament of Religions and his activates during the few months that came immediately thereafter, as well as during his later visits to Chicago. - Sister Gargi, in her forward to this book
A Biographical Sketch of Swami Vivekananda
Chicago, up to 1893
The World's Columbian Exposition
Visit to New England
Home Sweet Home
The World's Parliament of Religions
The Post Parliament Days of 1893
1894 and Beyond-Ending the First Visit
The Second Visit to the West
A: Chicago Chronology
B : Samuel Hale, Jr.'s Family Tree
C : Floor Plan of George Hale's Apartment at 10, Astor Street
D : Chicago's Business District in 1893
E : Lakefront Area North of Chicago River in 1893