The Master as I Saw Him
Title page of 1910 edition
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The Master as I Saw Him: Being pages of the life of the Swami Vivekananda is a 1910 book written by Sister Nivedita. The book covers Nivedita's experiences with Swami Vivekananda, who she met in London during November 1885. The book was simultaneously published from England and India, and The Master as I Saw Him is now considered to be a classic text.
In his book Indian Traffic, Parama Roy noted that the book differed from other biographies of Vivekananda in that it "[touched] upon the agonistic, conflictual nature of the guru-disciple relationship" and showed "reticence about his corporeality". Rajagopal Chattopadhyaya criticized the text in his book Swami Vivekananda in India: A Corrective Biography, remarking that Nivedita "[lacked] the first hand knowledge of India that SV acquired during his wandering years".
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