Book: Swami Ranganathananda Reader



Swami Ranganathananda Reader edited by Rajiv Mehrotra is a select compilation of the writings of Swami Ranganathananda, who was the 13th president of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. It is an impossible task to select a few writings of Swami Ranganathananda because all his written words give new insight, inspires and kindles us to think and act. Rajiv Mehrotra admits that no selection can do justice to the Swami but it can at least offer a flavor.

Born in the village of Trikkur, Kerala, on 15 December 1908, Shankaran Kutty, joined the Ramakrishna Order after getting inspired by the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Vivekananda. Shankaran Kutty was initiated into Sanyasa by Swami Shivananda and he became Swami Ranganathananda.

Swami Ranganathananda was an internationally acclaimed speaker and inspired thousands of people in India and abroad and in 1986, he was awarded the first Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration. He passed away in 2005.

Swami Ranganathananda Reader gives a glimpse of voluminous writings of Swamiji. The selected essays different topics related to philosophy and religion and it gives us a new perspective. And the select compilation of his writings is sure to make a person search for more.

Swami Ranganathananda Reader
By Rajiv Mehrotra
Published by Rupa Publications
Page 490
Price – Rs 295/-

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