Swami Vivekananda
#624 Overall Influence

Swami Vivekananda

Indian Hindu monk and philosopher

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Swami Vivekananda , born Narendranath Datta , was an Indian Hindu monk. He was a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world, and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India, and contributed to the concept of Indian nationalism as a tool to fight against the British empire in colonial India. Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He is perhaps best known for his speech which began with the words - “Sisters and brothers of America ...,” in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893.

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University of Calcutta
University of Calcutta

Public state university in Kolkata, West Bengal

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Presidency University
Presidency University

Public University in Kolkata, India

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#21 World Rank
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#173 World Rank
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#741 World Rank
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