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If there is inequality in nature,out of hopelessly intricate mythology must come concrete moral forms; and out of bewildering Yogism must come that most scientific and practical psychology. Yet Vivekanandalike so many figures of Indian intellectual historyhas now been made


more into a myth than moral formmore part of an ideology of yogismthan a practical spirit Exploring why this has happenedmay give us more insights into our predicamentthan the celebrating the cardboard cut-outs that most of our anniversaries have become Anniversaries are important If they do nothing but dent the massive historical amnesia we have about how we became what we arethey will have served their purpose Vivekananda does have a pride of place in the massive transformation of Indian self-consciousness He wasto useAudens phrasea whole climate of opinionan object of admiration for figures as diverse as GandhiTagore and Bose There is the sheer force of his personality and the power of his words There is also something deeply elegiac about the intellectual journey he crafted There is of course the Vivekanandathe by-no-means-unthinking disciple of Ramkrishna Paramahansa But there is the wandering monkstudying the Ashtadhyayi in JaipurVedas in PorbandarLatin theology in Goaconversing with William James at Harvard There is the extraordinary juxtaposition: Jamshedji Tata and Vivekananda on a ship talking about the establishment of an institute of science Jamshedji writing to him to be its brand ambassadoras it were India has progressed in many ways But not in intellectual ambition Almost all our great figures appear to us monumentalisedprecisely because we are incapable of comprehending the rich and diverse intellectual soil that nourished them Vivekananda was central to many of the intellectual undercurrents that made modern India possible He was the progenitor of projects central to modern Indian identity The claim that without removing hunger and ignorance of the massesno national regeneration would be possible now seems commonplaceeven if unconscionably unfulfilled But he shifted the central question of Indias future to the removal of poverty and ignorance with unprecedented rhetorical power and force Ignoring poverty and education was the highest form of treason He made possible a radical criticism of traditionwithout making tradition despicable Few describe the savagery of Indian society with as much bluntness as he does The greatest indictment of priestly power was it made the poor forget their own humanity No social structure is religiously sanctioned; societies are products of the operations of power and necessity This then paved the way for the centrality of a very modern political vocabulary centred on freedomindividuality and equal opportunity The great abomination of poverty was that it crushed individuals His advice to the Congress party?” Patel told PTI. Jetha Patel (Surendranagar) and Nathalal Sukhadia (Amreli) its candidates for the ensuing general elections. So Twitterati erupted in support of and against the concert. but Twitterati also wonder what the Hindi speaking people thought this meant. even if it gets the world’s backing on it.

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