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We have a rich selection of biographies and autobiographies (the most famous being the all time classic by Paramhamsa Yogananda - "Autobiography of a Yogi") at Vedic Books. Many of them weave tales of characters who had profound influences on the world and shaping future generations and ideals to come such as Mahatma Gandhi.
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 A Saint of the modern World  S. V. Govindan A Saint of the modern World   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
This title biography on Acharya Vinoba Bhave gives in a nutshell the different phases of his life. It is written by Sri S.V.Govindan, an author of many books in hindi, English and Malayalam. It has gone through by Sri Bal Vijaya, the secretary of saint Vinoba. The main events of Vinoba's life are given in Appendix-I and explanation for some words are given in Appendix II. A map of India marking the places mentioned in the book ios also given. We are not exclusively attached to any country. We... 
 A Slice of Life: An Anthology of Short Stories  Radha Mohan Singh A Slice of Life: An Anthology of Short Stories   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
The present anthology of stories has been prepared for students at the tertiary and undergraduate levels. The anthology introduces to the reader some of the best short stories written by famous authors of recent times. These stories are representative of the fine art of story writing and the different techniques adopted by the masters of story-telling. They bring out the morals and values that are held in high esteem by all. The stories have been especially designed to suit the needs of... 
 Gandhi: A Biography for Children and Beginners  Ravindra Varma Gandhi: A Biography for Children and Beginners   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
The book is the first volume in three that talks about a narrative on the life of Gandhi. This small book is meant to serve as an introduction, particularly for the benefit of children and persons interested in learning about Gandhi.About the Author: Ravindra Varma is a learned scholar, who has been running the Institute of Gandhian Studies at Gopuri, Wardha for several years. He has been introducing the youth, especially the college students and post-graduates, to the life and message of... 
 Hundred Facets if Vinoba  N. Krishnaswamy Hundred Facets if Vinoba   $4.95  $3.71   
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This is biography of Acharya Vinoba Bhave in 108 anecdotes. It contains some crucial aspects of Vinoba’s remarkable life. About the Author: N.Krishnaswamy was born in Bangalore in 1926. He went to school and college in Bangalore and obtained a master’s degree in physics in Central College, Bangalore. From his school days Krishnaswamy came in touch with the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda movement and the Gandhian perspective. After pursuing a 34 year career of teaching and research and development... 
 Paramahansa Yogananda: In Memoriam  Self-Realization Fellowship Paramahansa Yogananda: In Memoriam   $4.95  $3.71   
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A moving firsthand record of Paramahansa Yogananda's final days, drawn from the accounts of close disciples and friends. It includes more that 40 archival photos; his last words- the full text of the speech he gave just before his passing on March 7, 1952; and Forest Lawn Memorial-Park's notarized letter attesting to the "phenomenal state of immutability" of his body after death. Review: "As I looked into his face, my eyes were almost dazzled by a radiance—a light of spirituality that... 
 Pilgrim of Love: A Biography Of Dada Jashan Vaswani  Yves Vaz Pilgrim of Love: A Biography Of Dada Jashan Vaswani   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
Here is a biography of a simple, humble man of God who believes and teaches that the way to God is the way of loving Him and all that He has created. To many he is a servant, even in his own lifetime. To his thousands of followers he is the embodiment of love and guiding star that shines brighter than any in the firmament. To all, he is a friend; a caring, loving friend. Dada himself prefers to be called a pilgrim in search of fellow pilgrims hungering for spiritual enlightenment. 
 The Holy Stream: The Inspiring Life Story of Swami Chidananda  Sarat Chandra Behera The Holy Stream: The Inspiring Life Story of Swami Chidananda   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
This very interesting and extremely readable Biography of H.H. Most Revered President Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, containing rare pictures of Worshipful Swamiji Maharaj even from his childhood, is now available after a lapse of nearly 23 years. The book was first printed and published at Kolkata (West Bengal) by the devotees of the Eastern Zone. They did this as a loving selfless service to the Headquarters at Shivanandanagar. Table of Contents: Humble Submission Cradle of... 
 The Life of Vivekananda  Romain Rolland The Life of Vivekananda   $4.99  $3.74  Buy Now 
We would like to remind the readers of the present volume that it was, like its predecessor (The Life of Ramakrishna), primarily written for the Western readers, and that the views and interpretations given in it are not all of them necessarily those of the Ramakrishna Order. We should also mention that we have omitted a few footnotes as unnecessary, and also a chapter ('The Awakening of India after Vivekananda') which was written specially for the Western readers, and have added a few... 
 Mejda: The Family and Early Life of Paramahansa Yogananda  Sananda Lal Ghosh Mejda: The Family and Early Life of Paramahansa Yogananda   $5.49  $4.12   
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A delightful biography of Paramahansa Yogananda's early years by his younger brother. This biography paints a vivid portrait of Paramahansa Yogananda's early years, as seen from the author's unique perspective as his younger brother. The portrayal of other family members and friends and stories of Sri Yogananda's youthful spiritual adventures add to the appeal of this intimate account. Also includes excerpts from family diaries and letters by Paramahansaji to his brother. 
 Vivekananda: A Biography  Swami Nikhilananda Vivekananda: A Biography   $5.49  $4.12  Buy Now 
An absorbing biography of Swami Vivekananda (1863 - 1902) that presents his vast knowledge of Eastern and Western culture, deep spiritual insight, brilliant conversation, broad human sympathy, and colorful personality. Swami Vivekananda, India's first spiritual and cultural ambassador to the West, proclaimed the universal message of Vedanta: the non-duality of the Godhead, the divinity of the soul, the oneness of existence, and the harmony of religions. This 256 page book details the life of... 
 Sri Sri As I Know Him  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Sri Sri As I Know Him   $5.60  $4.20  Buy Now 
An inspiring collection of personal experiences and anecdotes from people whose lives have been profoundly affected by Sri Sri. These stories boggle the mind and delight the heart. About the Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, spiritual guru and founder of the Art of Living movement, believes in spreading the knowledge of living a healthier life through his message of compassion, commitment to society, and a cosmic understanding of life. Born on May 13, 1956 in the southern Indian state of Tamil... 
 Gandhi Wields The Weapon Of Moral Power  Gene Sharp Gandhi Wields The Weapon Of Moral Power   $5.95  $4.46   
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We have arrived at a moment in human history when wars have to be banned if humanity is to survive. Nations are forging nuclear weapons which, if used in a war, are likely to destroy or poison life on this planet for generations. Man has, therefore, for his very survival to find some other way of overcoming conflict than war. Against this background Gandhiji's life, message and work derive vital significance for he points to an alter native to war. He turned his back to violence, but he did not... 
 Gandhi an Autobiography  Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi an Autobiography   $6.49  $4.87  Buy Now 
Gandhi's nonviolent struggles in South Africa and India had already brought him to such a level of notoriety, adulation, and controversy that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. Although accepting of his status as a great innovator in the struggle against racism, violence, and, just then, colonialism, Gandhi feared that enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding. He says that he was after truth... 
 Moved By Love: The Memories of Vinoba Bhave  Kalindi (Comp.) Moved By Love: The Memories of Vinoba Bhave   $6.49  $4.87   
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Vinoba Bhave was one of the great spiritual leaders and social reformers of modern India, whose work and personal example moved the heart of all Indians, from Prime Ministers to the poor. Born in 1895, at the age of ten he took a vow of lifelong celibacy and service to others. Searching for a way of life that would embody both spiritual truth and practical action, he discovered Gandhi and joined in his work for the regeneration of India. Vinoba participated in Gandhi’s non-violent resistance... 
 Apostle of Love: The Life of Mother Teresa  Rukmini Chawla Apostle of Love: The Life of Mother Teresa   $7.00  $5.25  Buy Now 
‘I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?' - Mother TeresaBorn in a country far from the city which she would make her home, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu dreamt of coming to Calcutta to serve the poorest of the poor. Two decades later, she single-handedly started the Missionaries of Charity, an organization which has today come to embody the values of compassion and care in a world of suffering. Mother... 
 Uniting Men - Jean Monnet  Christine Devin Uniting Men - Jean Monnet   $7.49  $5.62  Buy Now 
This monograph presents the life and accomplishments of a man little known in India, Jean Monnet. He is considered as "the founding father of Europe", but in reality Monnet has been much more than that. He has been an instrument at the service of a vision. That vision was a world that would not be divided by borders. From the first World War to the creation of Europe, his life was entirely dedicated to uniting men. 
 Golwalkar’s “We or our nationhood defined”: A critique  Shamsul Islam Golwalkar’s “We or our nationhood defined”: A critique   $7.99  $5.99  Buy Now 
This book attempts to put across actual facts about Golwalkar's life and beliefs in the light of his original writings, publications of the RSS, documents available in its archives and many other RSS documents the writer collected over the last 35 years from different parts of the country, specially the original text of Golwalkar's book We or Our Nationhood Defined (1939) which is being reproduced in this book. It is the most important text in order to understand the RSS' concept of Hindu... 
 Moments with a Master  Sandhya S. Nankani Moments with a Master   $8.49  $6.37  Buy Now 
When a 27-year old spiritual seeker and freelance writer from the United States traveled to India to spend some time with her family one summer, her life seemed fraught with difficulties. Her father was battling terminal illness and she was afraid of losing him, one of her closest friendships had recently been severed, she was confused about her future career plans, and she felt that she had come up against an interminable writer's block. An unexpected opportunity to conduct a series of... 
 Spiritual Masters: The Buddha  Supriya Rai Spiritual Masters: The Buddha   $8.49  $6.37  Buy Now 
In this book, three men narrate the story of the Buddhas life. One is his son and disciple, Rahula. Another is King Bimbisaras charioteer, Triguna, who is a creature of fiction. The third narrator is Ananda, a cousin and disciple of the Master and later, his attendant. As they proceed with the narration, their understanding of the Masters Teaching deepens, enabling each one to achieve his own transformation. The Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, lived and taught over 2500 years ago. His... 
 The Incredible Sai Baba - The Life & Miracles of a Modern-Day Saint  Arthur Osborne The Incredible Sai Baba - The Life & Miracles of a Modern-Day Saint   $8.99  $6.74  Buy Now 
This book is an account of the strange life and amazing powers of Sai Baba, one of the most unusual of India's holy men. Sai Baba never wrote a book, never even read one, and yet learned scholars sat at his feet. He lived in a mosque, and yet his Hindu disciples outnumbered his Muslim ones. He taught them all according to their own faith, yet made them live at peace together. He taught through symbols, and through a wild profusion of well-attested miracles. Although Sai Baba died in 1918, he... 
 The True Destiny of India  Sri Aurobindo The True Destiny of India   $8.99  $6.74  Buy Now 
This book consists of Sri Aurobindo’s last two messages to his countrymen on August 15, 1947, the day India became independent, and in 1949, when the Indian constitution was being framed. It also contains a biography of Sri Aurobindo. That India gained her freedom on 15 August, the birthday of Sri Aurobindo, was, as he says, the sanction and seal of the Divine on the work he has done for the liberation of India. 
 Autobiography of 'I Without I'  Vasantha Sai Autobiography of 'I Without I'   $9.99  $7.49   
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What is the Autobiography of one who has no ‘i’? This is the account of the life of one who has lived in constant communion with God. Where then is place for individuality? There is no place! Read and be inspired. Who am I? I am ‘I without i’ always guided by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The ‘I’ of ‘I without i’ is Swami. He is in me, speaking with me and showing me the path. I do not know anything. Only when He tells me do I know. This is ‘I without i’. Only Swami, His Prema is functioning... 
 Himalayan Campaign  Paul Bauer Himalayan Campaign   $10.99  $8.24  Buy Now 
The exciting tale of the first two German expeditions to Kangchenjunga brings vividly to life the conditions of life in the subcontinent at the time.  At this time, India was part of the British Empire, but this was not an obstacle for the German team. "Our personal relationship with the English presented no problems.. We felt at home... with the British.. made a strict rule never to discuss religion or politics.. one can understand whey I smiled to myself when the British Consul-General... 
 Sleeping in Caves  Marilyn Stablein Sleeping in Caves   $11.99  $8.99  Buy Now 
In 1965, Stablein drops out of Berkeley and travels to India and Nepal with her lover. Their brief getaway turns into a seven year stay. "There are times when I ask myself," stablein writes," what am I doing here? My answer: to point, to study a culture; to uncover its secrets; to listen to the whispering, the sacred oral traditions; to learn by heart the names and faces of deities so I can capture their images on paper and strive to imbue each image with the greatness of its... 
 Autobiography of a Yogi (Soft Cover)  Paramahansa Yogananda Autobiography of a Yogi (Soft Cover)   $12.49  $9.37  Buy Now 
'Autobiography of a Yogi', one of the world's most acclaimed spiritual classics, celebrated in 2006 its 60th anniversary in continuous print. First published in December of 1946 and revised by the author before his passing in 1952 to include extensive additional material, Paramahansa Yogananda’s life story has touched the hearts and minds of millions of readers around the globe. It has served as an ambassador for India’s ancient science of Yoga, introducing hundreds of thousands of... 
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