On the auspicious occasion of the
completion of Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary, an audio CD
consisting of 24 of Swamiji's letters were published at the Ramakrishna
Mission Institute of Culture on 12 January,
Swamiji's birthday. The letters
have been compiled by Mr Anup Roychowdhury. Mr Roychowdhury said because of
their busy schedule nowadays, people, particularly the youth may not get the
time to read Swamiji's works and the CD will hence be of great help to them.
The CD will also contain the context of the letters along with the text.
alive in letter and spirit
About his own letters Swami Vivekananda had
once said: “I will tell you this that whoever reads these letters will imbibe
Swamiji's letters mostly include those to
his friends in the West and disciples, particularly Sister Nivedita, Joesephine
Macleod, ET Sturdy, Professor Wright of Harvard University and Professor Max
Muller. His letters to his brother monks and those to Sarala Devi Chaidhurani,
editor of Bhatari and Alasinga Perumal are inspiring. The letters depict
Swamiji's views on universal religion, his love for India and his man-making
and character building educational views.
A book entitled Swami Vivekananda: Char Samaboyoshir Romonthon
will be released by
Vivekananda scholar and formerly Ramtanu Professor of Bengali literature
Sankari Prasad Basu at his Howrah residence on 13 January. Four well known
personalities, Upadhaya Bramhabandhab, Panchkari Bandopadhyay, Dr Chunilal Basu
and Jaladhar Sen who saw Swamiji from close quarters and also wrote about him,
their writings had come out in some well known Bengali magazines like
. Arnab Nag has compiled and edited the write
ups while Sutradhar will publish the book.