Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Chronology of Sister Nivedita's Life - 10

यतो धर्म: ततो जय:

1910. January 9. Release of Aswini Kumar Dutta and other deportees.-She celebrates the occasion by decorating her school.-First instalment of The Ancient Abbey of Ajanta in Modern Review, (Later included in her posthumous book, Footfalls of Indian History.)

February 1. First publication of her The Master As I Saw Him by Udbodhan, Calcutta, on Swamiji's birthday.-She Takes a volume to Belur Math and places it in Swamiji's room.-Again cautions Aurobindo about his possible arrest. - Aurobindo secretly goes to Chandernagore, then to Pondicherry.-At Aurobindo's request takes charge of his paper Karma Yogin, and carries on the work for a few months.

March 2. Visit of Lady Minto, the Vicereine, to her 17 Bose Para Lane residence.-Takes the Vice-reine to Dakshineswar.-Goes to the Government House for tea at Lady Minto's request.-Goes to see the Commissioner of Police for the same reason.

March. First instalment of 'Papers on National Education' in Karma Yogin. (Later included in her posthumous book, Hints on National Education).

April. Government attack on Karma Yoga and Dharma.-Chief of the Detective Department says that she was behind the dacoities.

May-June. Pilgrimage to Kedarnath and Bodrinarayan with the Boses.

July. Apprehends Ramananda Chatterjee's arrest, on false charges of dacoity.

August. Secretly trying to get financial assistenace for Bose's laboratory from the Gaekwar of Baroda.

September. Reviews Ananda Coomaraswamy's Essays in National Idealism in Modern Review.-First instalment of her Northern Tirtha: A Pilgrim's Diary, in Modern Review. (Posthumously published in book form).-Writes one-third of her proposed book, Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists.-Apprehends arrest.-Grieves at the death of P. Mitra, pioneer leader of the revolutionaries.

October. At Darjeeling with the Boses.-Receives information re Mrs. Bull's serious illness. (Mrs. Bull her 'mother' and provider; gave abundant financial help for her educational endeavours, and Bose's science.)-Rushes to America.-Travels incognito as 'Mrs Theta Margot.'

November. Reaches Cambridge in Boston, by Mrs. Bull's side, nurses and comforts her.

December. Sends paper, 'The Present Position of Women's to the 'Universal Races Congress' at London.-Writes to 'Holy Mother' praying for Mrs. Bull's physical and mental recovery.-Plans with Mrs. Bull for taking asylum in French Chandernagore.

1911. January. Mrs. Bull dies.-Immediately leaves America, as Olea, Mrs. Bull's mentally deranged daughter, attacks her maliciously and viciously, because Mrs. Bull leaves money for her School and Bose's Laboratory.- Prof. Cheyne reviews her book The Master as I Saw Him, considers it to be a religious classic.

April. Returns to India in secular dress and assumed name.-Starts corresponding with Miss Mac Leod and Mrs. Leggett re bas-relief of Swamiji at the 'Grave-Chapel' at Belur Math.

May-June. At Mayavati with the Boses, helps him to write 12 chapters of his book irritability of Plants.-Christine informs her that she will no more be available for school work.-Returns to Calcutta.-Writes.-Busy finishing her Footfalls of Indian History and Studies from an Eastern Home.

July. Bhubaneswari Devi, mother of Vivekananda, dies.-By her side at the time of death and attends the funeral.

August. Swami Ramakrishnananda, the 'roof-tree' of the Order in early years, dies.

September. Sudhira Devei, another of her colleagues, leaves her School.

October. Goes to Girish Chandra Ghose, dramatist and 'Father of Bengali stage', and a great devotee of Ramakrishna, before starting for Darjeeling.-Goes to the Holy Mother's House, meets Saradananda, Golup-Ma, Jogin-Ma. )Holy Mother then in her village home)-At Darjeeling stays at Roy Villa with the Boses.-Attack of blood dysentry.-Prepares her Will, leaving everything for the education of Indian women.

October 13. At 2-30 in the night says, 'The frail boat is sinking, but I shall yet see the sunrise.'-Dies in the morning. ("The sun had just risen over the snows when a shaft of light came streaming in, and the great striving soul went forth to wake up in another dawn.").

(Ganendranath of Ramakrishna Mission, performed the last funeral rites. There on the spot a memorial has been erected which bears these words: "Here Reposes Sister Nivedita, Who Gave Her All To India.")


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