SWAMI GAMBHIRANANDA BIOGRAPHY BOOK by Bibhas De

Swami Gambhirananda Biography book
by
Bibhas De



May the Great Swan illumine us .

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FOOTFALLS:
Swami Gambhirananda and other journeys


Swami Gambhirananda biography book - Front Cover


Back Cover

A biographical work on Swami Gambhirananda - an expanded and embellished version of the long-standing and oft-visited online article - is now available as a regular book. At this time, this is the only biographical book on Swami Gambhirananda in a language other than Bengali.

PLEASE NOTE:

- This is a self-published book, and is "published by" Lulu.com in the USA.

- This is a simple story-telling book written in a personal and narrative vein, meant for the most general readership. All the biographical details are here -- it is only that they are woven into stories. Additionally, biographical data are summarized in an Appendix.

- The author does not make any money from this book. Even with the publication of this book, the online article will continue to be available for reading free of charge.

EXPLORE THE INSIDE OF THE BOOK!

[To browse, click and then use back arrow]

- Contents: Page 1, Page 2

- See a Chapter Title page
    Each chapter has an illustrated title page

- See a "markings" page
    The "markings" pages are handwriting or other markings of remarkable individuals (not necessarily related to the subject of the book), inspired by a quotation of Swami Vivekananda: "As you have come into the world, leave some mark behind." Elsewhere in the book, many correspondences from remarkable individuals have been reproduced.

- Read a text page

- See an illustration page
    The book is profusely illustrated with B&W photos and artwork

- Read a page from Elizabeth Usha Harding's Reminiscences
    An endearing portrait of the stern and distant scholar-monk as an accessible human being

- Read a poem
    The book is sprinkled with poetry

- See full-color version of the image that forms the central theme of the book: Italo Calvino's Invisible City, Diomira, as imagined by Sanchari De (presented in B&W in the book)

- See the author ABOUT page

WHAT "OTHER JOURNEYS"?

Read about the journeyers such as:

- The famous pioneer monk whose sister and Swami Gambhirananda's sister were married to two brothers

- Two nephews of Swami Gambhirananda: The deeply spiritual, adventure-loving brothers who sculpted the wild terrain of nature in untamed frontierland amid rumors of war

- The unknown benefactor whose timely generosity lifted a fledgling Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Ashram from dire straits to become the phenomenal and prestigious education complex it is today. Without this benefactor, it might not have been.

- The Jewish boy who esacaped holocaust to become a Nobel prizewinning American scientist, and a fine poet! He would come to love Bengal and introduce the Bengali poet Joy Goswami to the world

- The great physicist who concluded at the very end of his career that the ultimate essence of all exploration is .....

- The atheist who unsealed the Book of Life, and then wanted to write in it!

- Two evening chess-players in a Rangoon flat who had more than check-mate on their minds

- Some remarkable young sons and daughters of the American soil whom Sri Ramakrishna drew into his hands

- and many others in this vein - some unknown, some well-known - all having one thing in common: The journey's heading.

Posted 25 October 2008

Book Review: FOOTFALLS...Swami Gambhirananda and other journeys

Book Review: FOOTFALLS...Swami Gambhirananda and other journeys

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