Puffin Lives: Swami Vivekananda is an inspirational book by Devika Rangachari, who has made a sincere effort in giving a glimpse of Swami Vivekananda�s life and his great achievements. Other notable works by the author include The Wit of Tenali Raman (Wise Men of The East Series) and Stories from Kathasaritsagara.
Swami Vivekananda was a noble visionary, an influential writer, a dreamer of a better world, a true guide and teacher. He has been an inspiration to the youths in India across generations.
The book reflects a few accounts of this notable personality, drawn from his childhood, when he was was born into a family of lawyers and named Narendra Dutta. As a student, he was exceptionally brilliant but very impulsive as well. With a naturally instilled leadership quality since childhood, he used to monitor and plan out all his mischievous deeds with his friends and playmates.
In his youth, he accidentally came in contact with another greatest visionary and a true devotee to Goddess Kali, Shri Ramakrishna. Shri Ramakrishna has cleared Narendra Dutta's doubts on life and its importance and thus became a mentor of young Swami Vivekananda.
Swami Vivekananda also read different philosophical works that gave him a better understanding of complex issues of life and society. He did not study a conventional professional field, rather joined the monastery to help mankind by broadening their perspective and intellectual horizons.
As a spokesperson of Hinduism at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago, he won many hearts with his brilliant lecture on Indian religion and its true significance. The magic of his words and his charisma left the audience wanting more of his intellect, and instilled in them a respect for our country and Hinduism.
He was instrumental in infusing the zeal to do something great and noble into the Indian youths.
This paperback edition was published by Penguin India in English with an ISBN-10: 0143331868 and ISBN ISBN-13: 978-0143331865. Buy online and get to know this greatest Indian visionary�s teachings.