Sister Nivedita: Struggle for the 'Consciousness of Unity'
A beacon of true patriotism, Sister Nivedita’s devotion to her Mother India was unflinching even in the face of deepest adversity, writes Anirban Ganguly.
Sister Nivedita's gradual identification with Indian conditions and aspirations eventually saw the dissolution of her early aspiration of bringing India and her coloniser together. Her increasing exposure to Indian politics, to Vivekananda's words and her own work among Indian nationalists and intellectuals, who were struggling to restate India in several fields, brought about in her a complete identification with her adopted mother country. India, "Mother India" had become 'her Ishta, the supreme object of her devotion, in which she perceived the aim of her life and the peace of her acceptance.'