Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Abhedananda, Swami
ABHEDANANDA, SWAMI, a British-Indian lecturer and author, born in Calcutta in 1860. He was educated at Calcutta University. In 1897 he came to the United States, where he organized the Vendanta Society of New York and acted as its head. He also established several schools for the study of religion and lectured on Hindu philosophy before many educational institutions, societies, etc. He was the author of “Reincarnation” (1899); “Philosophy of Work” (1902); “India and Her People” (1906); “Great Saviors of the World” (1911); etc.