About the Book: Cosmic Love and Human Apathy: Swami Vivekanands Restatement of
The truth is rarely simple. The common consensus is that SwamiVivekananda, as
Sri Ramakrishnas chosen disciple, spread hismasters message across the world.
The fact, Tthough, is that afterRamakrishnas death in 1886, Vivekananda not only
shifted thedevotional emphasis of the new monastic order from Kali to Shiva,he
also embraced a world far removed from Ramakrishnas. Cosmic Loveand Human Apathy
is the story of this rupture. Integral to the taleis the issue of Hindu
identity. The essays in this volume examineVivekanandas formulation of Hinduism
as religion: the mostdefinitive restatement of Hinduism in modern history.
Erudite yetaccessible, consistently