In the year 1988 when the country was celebrating Swami Vivekananda’s 125th birth-anniversary, the Institute published a Bengali book, Sabdr SwamyT, as a token of its tribute to the Swami. The book, in Bengali, is a compilation of striking episodes in Swami Vivekananda’s life, with some of his invaluable utterances. The book became at once popular and has been reprinted four times since it first appeared.
Now there is the demand that the book be translated into other languages. To begin with, it has been translated into English and is now being put out, entitled Swami Vivekananda : The Friend of All. We hope it will be equally popular as its Bengali counterpart has been.