Pilot Fish Trailblazer Nominee: Swami Vivekananda

P.A. Moed

I am delighted to announce this week’s guest blogger, Rajiv Chopra, who is introducing his first trailblazer nominee: Swami Vivekananda.  Rajiv is a very talented writer and photographer who is writing about several Indian trailblazers to open our eyes to Indian culture, its history, and its people.  A quick quiz:  How many of you know that the number zero and the world’s numbering system originated in India?  To learn more about Swami Vivekananda, read on. 

Superstition is our great enemy, but bigotry is worse–Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda. Source: Swami Vivekananda. Source: http://www.vedanta.com/store/vivekananda_bio.htm

I am part of a transition generation, where the wounds of the Partition run deep, as do the words of people like Swami Vivekananda.

In 1947, India got her Independence from the British, and was partitioned into India and Pakistan. Bangladesh was part of Pakistan, and was called East Pakistan. That same year, it gained its own freedom and became Bangladesh. But…

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