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Vivekānanda's Rāmakṛṣṇa: An Untold Story of Mythmaking and Propaganda

Narasingha P. Sil
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Vol. 40, No. 1 (Jan., 1993), pp. 38-62
Published by: Brill
DOI: 10.2307/3270397
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3270397
Page Count: 25
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Vivekānanda's Rāmakṛṣṇa: An Untold Story of Mythmaking and Propaganda
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Abstract

The author argues that the familiar Vedāntin and messiah image of Rāmakṛṣṇa Paramahaṁsa was created deliberately by his great disciple Svāmī Vivekānanda. The Svāmī's global Hindu evangelical mission called for the master's respectable image. Hence he rejected the sincere rendering of the Paramahaṁsa's biographies by others and, in place of the rustic ecstatic but authentic Gadādhar, fabricated the awesome figure of a modern messiah-the Vedāntin Paramahaṁsa. This paper documents the history of this purposive distortion.

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