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1st edition of special Purashree issue on Sister Nivedita sold out

Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will bring out the second edition of the special issue of Purashree on Sister Nivedita after the first edition got exhausted within a week.
The special edition was released by Mayor Sovan Chatterjee at a function at the International Kolkata Book fair on February 7. The special issue has been brought out to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita.
Priced at Rs 50, the 400 page book contains writers of yesteryears including Sankari Prasad Basu, well known researcher on Swami Vivekananda and formerly Ramtanu Lahiri Professor of Bengali, Calcutta University.
The selling of all the copies of the book reconfirms the fact the people of Kolkata have not forgotten Sister Nivedita "who did all for India."
Ashis Chattopadhyay, editor in chief of Purashree said the book is in such great demand that the subscribers of Purashree will be asked to wait for a couple of days for the second edition.
Sister Nivedita who had played a major role when Plague broke out in north Kolkata in 1899. She wrote many letters to KMC requesting it to start the cleaning operation in slums. These letters were published in The Statesman. In one of the letters published in July, 1899 she congratulated the civic authorities for resuming the cleaning operation.
The special edition contains essays by Swami Suvirananda, general secretary Ramakrishna math and Mission, Swami Balabhadrananda, assistant general secretary, RK Math and Mission. Other scholars on Nivedita have also contributed.

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