UPSC History Arts and Cultural Movements Question Bank Socio-Religious and Cultural Reforms

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    Which of the statements given below about Vivekanand are correct? [NDA 2011-II]
    1. He believed that Vedanta was fully rational.
    2. He criticised his contrymen for having lost touch with the outside world.
    3. He condemned the caste system.
    4. He considered the Veda to be infallible.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    A)  1, 2 and 3

    B)  2, 3 and 4

    C)  1, 3 and 4

    D)  1 and 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

     Swami Vivekananda, known in his prc-nionastic the as Narendranath Datta, was born in an affluent family in Kolkata on 12 January 1863. He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India, and contributed to the concept of nationals in colonial India. His vast knowledge of Eastern and Western culture as well as his deep spiritual insight, fervid eloquence, brilliant conversation, broad human sympathy, colourful personality, and handsome figure made an irresistible appeal to many types of Americans who came in contact with him. Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He later travelled to the United States, representing India at the 1893 Parchment of the World Religions.

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