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Book on Swami Vivekananda ‘The Modern Monk’ to Get Screen Adaptation

Film producer Sunil Bohra has bought the rights of the book

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Sengupta, the rights to whose book "The Man Who Saved India" on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, were also taken by Bohra for a web series. Flickr

 “The Modern Monk”, a book about Swami Vivekananada’s relevance to present-day life and times, is set to be made into a film.

Film producer Sunil Bohra has bought the rights of the book, penned by Hindol Sengupta and published by Penguin Random House India.

“India has a great heritage and I want to make films on some of the people like Swami Vivekananda and Sardar Patel who have built this heritage. It’s my tribute to our country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Bohra said in a statement.

Sengupta, the rights to whose book “The Man Who Saved India” on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, were also taken by Bohra for a web series, is looking forward to working with the producer again.

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“The Modern Monk”, a book about Swami Vivekananada’s relevance to present-day life and times. Pixabay

“More than perhaps any other person in the last 200 years, Swami Vivekananda spoke most passionately of a vision of a renewed, reinvigorate Indian civilization which serves as a beacon of peace and prosperity to the world.

“I wrote ‘The Modern Monk’ to explain in the most contemporary language the importance of Vivekananda’s vision for the past, present and future of India and I am delighted to partner with Sunil Bohra, a visionary in the world of cinema, in bringing this story to millions of people,” Sengupta said.

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Work on the project has begun and the writing is in process, according to the statement. (IANS)

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German Translation of a Book on Indian Ancient Wisdom

A book on ancient Indian wisdom is now being translated into German language

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Ms. Caroline Hagen, a german scholar will be translating the book in the German language.

A book on Indian wisdom, which has been formally prefaced by NASA Chief scientists and authored by the researcher Shri Salil Gewali of Meghalaya, is now is going to be translated into the German language by a scholar from Germany – Ms. Caroline Hagen. Another scholar from Berlin, Germany —  Mr. Max Herz has offered to assist in editing the book. When Ms. Caroline got Gewali’s book some months back, she was overwhelmed with joy as she got in the book most of the information about the opinions of Arthur Schopenhauer and German Nobel laureate Harman Hesse on ancient knowledge of India. Harman Hesse is highly celebrated for his novel – “Siddhartha” which is set in Indian doctrine of salvation and the philosophy of karma of Buddhism. Very Interestingly, Harman Hesse dedicated a part of his Siddhartha novel to a renowned French laureate Romain Rolland who again was deeply inspired by the wisdom of Vedanta of ancient India. A yoga enthusiast, Ms Caroline instantly resonate with what Gewali’s book set out — particularly the influence of Upanishads in Germany and other European countries in 19th Century.  

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The book by Salil Gewali showcases how the ancient wisdom of India inspired great minds and the same book will be translated in the German language.

Caroline Hagen comments – “I am very proud to be able to translate Salil Gewali’s book into German. Despite the modern western culture’s affection to old Indian practices, particularly the wisdom related to yoga and meditation, very few know about the influence Indian philosophy that has had upon ‘our’ most popular thinkers like Schopenhauer, Johann Goethe, and Hesse. These great literary figures have stated at places that their work couldn’t have existed without the influence of the Upanishads and the work of Kalidasa like Shakuntala.” No wonder, Albert Einstein always looked upon Arthur Schopenhauer for inspiration.   

The search-based book by Salil Gewali showcases in the words of the world-renowned thinkers, writers and scientists that how the ancient wisdom of Indian inspired them and became immensely instrumental in their researches and discoveries.

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‘GREAT MINDS ON INDIA’ has won the worldwide appreciation. Edited by another NASA scientist – Prof. AV Murali of Houston, USA, the book has already been translated into Eleven languages. The titles in various regional languages has been formally launched by the Governors and Chief Minister of the respective states in the country.