(Translated from Bengali
14th Feb., 1890.
In my note of yesterday I perhaps forgot to ask you to return
brother Sharat's letter. Please send it. I have heard from brother
Gangadhar. He is now in Rambag Samadhi, Srinagar, Kashmir. I am greatly
suffering from lumbago.
PS. Rakhal and Subodh have come to Vrindaban after visiting
Omkar, Girnar, Abu, Bombay, and Dwarka.
i - iv, vi - xiv, xvi - xxii, xxiv - xxvi, xxix, xxxi - xxxiii and
cxxiv are translated from Bengali letters written to Pramadadas Mitra
of Varanasi, an orthodox Hindu, for whose profound erudition and piety
Swamiji had the highest regard. These letters are most interesting
being written (except the last) at a time when, after his Master's
passing away, Swamiji was leading a wandering monk's life. In the early
days he used to sign his name as Narendranath, though his now famous
name, Vivekananda, is printed in all these pages for easy comprehension.