When Vivekananda reconstructed Hinduism

Print edition : November 09, 2018

A view of the World's Parliament of Religions, which opened at the Art Institute of Chicago. Photo: The Hindu

At the Parliament of Religions (left to right), the Jain scholar Mirchand Gandhi, the Buddhist monk Anagarika Hewivitarne, Swami Vivekananda and local parliamentarians. Photo: Vivekananda Illam

The real success of Swami Vivekananda’s iconic speech at the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 lay in his ability to rise above theological strife and the historical constraints of the times.
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