26 March 2014

Jadunath Sarkar On Swami Vivekananda

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Sir Jadunath Sarkar (Bengali: যদুনাথ সরকার, 10 December 1870 - 19 May 1958) was an Indian Bengali historian, academic and an aristocrat. He founded modern, scientific, historical scholarship in India based on archival and primary sources. He was an authority of the Mughal period in India and wrote several books on the period. In 1929 he received the Knighthood in Britain. His literary works include—
A History of Jaipur (1984), The Fall of the Mughal Empire (in 4 volumes), (1932–38),  A History of Aurangzib (in 5 volumes), (1912–24), Mughal Administration (1920), Shivaji and his Times (1919), India of Aurangzib (1901). A detailed biography of Sarkar is available at Wikipedia. In this article our topic is Sir Jadunath Sarkar's quotes and comments on Swami Vivekananda.

Jadunath Sarkar told—
Ninety-one years ago a boy was born who has turned the lives of millions of us in India into a new channel, and thousands in the West to find their own souls amidst the doubts and distractions of this mechanical civilization. When we calmly reflect on our social scene, we feel bound to admit that the moral revolution not merely preached but actually accomplished by his life and example, is the dominating force of Hindu Society in the 20th century.


  • Vivekananda O Samakalin Bharatbarsha, Basu, Sankari Prasad, Vol.7, p.268

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