Attempts at appropriation

Print edition : February 08, 2013

In London in July 1896, just before he left for a tour of the European continent with Captain and Mrs Sevier and Henrietta Muller. Photo: dvdvsdvs

An aerial view of the advaita ashram in Mayavati, which was founded in March 1899 with funds provided by the Seviers. Photo: d wefrgrtygert

The Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar statue off Kanyakumari. The making of the Rock Memorial as a sacred Hindu nationalist site was a huge national exercise and a success for the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. Photo: M. VEDHAN

January 13: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the Swami Vivekananda Yuva Shivir, organised to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary, in Nadia, West Bengal. Photo: PTI

With brother monks at the Baranagore Math.

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