A Great Coachman Summary

“A Great Coachman” is a short biographical essay about the great Indian monk and philosopher Swami Vivekananda, born Narendranath Datta. The essay was written by his disciple, Sister Nivedita, and it describes his childhood and early spiritual journey.

A Great Coachman Summary

A Great Coachman Summary In English

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Vishwanath Datta and Bhuvaneshwari Devi were Narendra’s Parents. As a child Narendra wanted to become a Coachman. His mother wished that he should become a coachman like Krishna. At the age of six he read stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharatha. He wanted to see God. Later he met his real Guru Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and experienced God. As a wandering monk, he said that education should develop a complete human being. He fought against the caste system, untouchability, superstitions and rituals.

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Swami Vivekananda went to U.S.A in 1893 and attended the parliament of World Religions at Chicago. He said that every religion preached the same truth. Therefore everybody in the world should develop a sense of brotherhood and love each other. He taught Indians the importance of tolerance and love. He established Ramakrishna Mission at Belur Mutt in Culcutta. His Motto is Work is worship. He lived for only 37 years, He made the world understand that India was a great country.


“A Great Coachman” is a moving tribute to a great spiritual leader. It is a story about faith, courage, and the power of love to transform the world.