Monday 26 February 2018

{Daily Katha:1463} Sister Nivedita: The Dedicated - Who gave her all to India – 33

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Nivedita as Agnishikha in Freedom Movement - 1

Nivedita after her experiences in India about the behavior of British was permanently embittered and disillusioned with the British rule in India. She was convinced that if India has to express her soul then political freedom is essential. Even when Swami Vivekananda was around, she took keen interest in freedom movement and was in contacts with national leaders. Swami Vivekananda rejoiced in advance over her initiative in freedom movement, which Nivedita was to show later. He had told to his fellow monks, 'Never restrict her liberty. What do you know about what I have given her?'

In her very first book written in India, 'Kali the Mother' Nivedita has indirectly expressed the need of sacrifice by the youth for the sake of Mother. When Nivedita had gone to Vadodara, she enjoined upon Sri Aurbindo a staunch nationalist to move to Calcutta the center of freedom movement then.

Just before the partition of Bengal in 1905 for 'administrative purposes', Nivedita had fallen seriously ill and it took months for her to regain her health. She was shifted to her friends' bigger house in Dumdum. When she was regaining her health, the partition of Bengal was announced and Nivedita could not keep quiet though she was still advised rest.

To be continue...

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