By Jyotirmaya Sharma

in truth infrequently uncomplicated. the typical consensus is that Swami Vivekananda, as Sri Ramakrishna's selected disciple, unfold his master's message the world over. the very fact, notwithstanding, is that once Ramakrishna's demise in 1886, Vivekananda not just shifted the devotional emphasis of the recent monastic order from Kali to Shiva, he additionally embraced a global a long way faraway from Ramakrishna's. Cosmic Love and Human Apathy is the tale of this rupture. fundamental to the story is the difficulty of Hindu id. The essays during this quantity research Vivekananda's formula of Hinduism as faith: the main definitive restatement of Hinduism in sleek heritage. Erudite but obtainable, continuously probing and skeptical of hoary traditions, arguable and thought-provoking, Cosmic Love and Human Apathy is a useful addition to the prevailing scholarship on certainly one of India's maximum spiritual and social icons.

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