From the Wolfson History Prize–winning author of The Man on Devil’s Island, the definitive biography of Vivekananda, the Indian monk who shaped the intellectual and spiritual history of both East and West.

“In Ruth Harris’s vivid portrait of India’s Vivekananda, we discover a compelling story.”

—Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

“It’s not just any biographer who can do justice to such a complex life.” —Benjamin Moser, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Sontag: Her Life and Work

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