Swami Vivekananda in india: A Corrective Biography attempts to inform the reader accurately about his life both before and after his historic visits to the West. Much material has been translated anew from original Bengali books. At the same time it challenges current popular and pious notions held about this humanitarian-monk. The four major chapters in this book are about his meetings with Sri Ramakrishna, his travels in India during 1886-1893, media waves about him in India, and his triumphant return from the West in 1897. Analysis of original eyewitness reports in both India and Western newspapers and periodicals forms an integral part of this biography.
Rajagopal Chattopadhyaya (b. 1957) did his Master`s in chemistry from I.I.T. Kanpur and his ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles. He studied Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature from 1975 and was initiated by the president of the Ramakrishna Order in 1978. In 1993, his first book Swami Vivekananda in the West, was published in America; it has been reprinted in India (K.P. Bagchi and Company 1994). In the present book hs presents and accurate story of Vivekananda`s life in India both before and after his Western mission. His scientific work at Bose Institute earned him a mention in the Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1996.