Nivedita, Sister (1867–1911). Hindu nationalist and nun, originally Miss Margaret Noble. As Sister Nivedita, she became a disciple of Swami Vivekānanda after meeting him in London. On moving to India, she joined the Ramakrishna Mission, and devoted herself to social work, notably in Calcutta. Immediately after the death of Swami Vivekānanda she left the Ramakrishna Mission, in order to be free to devote herself to the service of India.
More From encyclopedia.com
India-pakistan Wars , India-Pakistan Wars, name given to the series of conflicts between India and Pakistan since 1947, when the Indian subcontinent was partitioned and th… Mother Teresa , Mother Teresa Mother Teresa DIED: September 5, 1997 • Calcutta, India Macedonia-born Roman Catholic nun Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 19… India.arie , India.Arie India.Arie Singer India. Arie made one of the most notable debuts in music history with her 2001 album Acoustic Soul. A critical and comme… Vivekananda , VIVEKANANDA VIVEKANANDA was the religious name of Narendranath Datta, or Dutt (1863–1902), a leading spokesman for modern Hinduism and neo-Vedānta in… Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi , Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand 1869–1948 Born on October 2, 1869, in the coastal town of Porbandar in the Gujarati-speaking… Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit , Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900-1990) was an Indian diplomat, politician, and a sister of India's first prime-minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. She was active…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like