Swami Vivekananda was Sri Ramakrishna’s most prominent disciple and a towering figure in the history of Hindu spirituality. It was Vivekananda who brought Vedanta—and Hinduism—to the West in the late 1800s. Without Vivekananda the modern yoga movement that we see today would not exist. This biography, written by Swami Nikhilananda (who also translated the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna), is beautifully written and insightful. Interestingly, Anna Hazare, the man who brought India to a standstill with his fast against corruption, said that this particular book was the book which changed his life.