Vivekananda Biography

Religious Figure, Activist (1863–1902)
Vivekananda was a spiritual leader and activist who attempted to combine Indian spirituality with Western ideas.


Social reform was given a prominent place in Vivekananda's thought, and he joined the Brahmo Samaj (Society of Brahm), dedicated to eliminating child marriage and illiteracy and determined to spread education among women and the lower castes. Vivekananda attempted to infuse vigor into Hindu thought, placing less emphasis on the prevailing pacifism and presenting Hindu spirituality to the West.

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