Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) is India's most celebrated and charismatic monk. Handsome, brilliant, an image of contained strength, a lover of music and poetry, he also had a great desire to know about the source of his Hindu heritage. His search ended when he met his guru Sri Ramakrishna. His brilliant speech at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 brought him fame in India and abroad. In his short lifespan of thirty-nine years, he propagated the Hindu spiritual culture in India and abroad. His inspirational writings and speeches remain relevant even today. This book is a study of the Swami, his life and times and his teachings.