Vivekananda and Gandhi views: A review of similarity on their impact to society

  • Dr. Panchali Singh Associate Professor, MBA Dept, DSMNR University, Mohaan Road, Lucknow, 226017.
  • Prof. Himanshu Shekhar Singh, Head, Department of Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Dr. RML Avadh University, Faizabad, 224001.


One was a Hindu monk who looked like a prince, whereas the other—a British educated barrister turned politician—looked like ―a half-naked fakir,‖ as Churchill described him deridingly. The monk in the princely garb was none other than Swami Vivekananda, who mesmerized Eastern and Western audiences not only by his magnificent looks and magnetic personality, but also by the forceful delivery of his universal message of Vedanta in the last decade of the nineteenth century. The half-clad man in the loin-cloth, despite his lowly peasant garb and poor physique, came to be revered around the world as Mahatma Gandhi—the saintly politician who set India free from the imperialist British rule by launching his most powerful weapon of nonviolent resistance, called, Satyagrha (satya: truth, agraha: insistence).


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