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CXCII

To Ramesh Chandra Dutta1

THE MATH, P.O. BELUR,
DIST. HOWRAH, BENGAL,

4 April 1901.2

DEAR SIR,

I am so very glad to learn from a person of your authority of the good work Sister Nivedita is doing in England. I join in earnest prayer with the hopes you entertain of her future services to India by her pen.

I have not the least desire that she should leave her present field of utility and come over to India.

I am under a deep debt of gratitude to you, Sir, for your befriending my child, and hope you will never cease to advise her as to the length of her stay in England and the line of work she ought to undertake.

Her book on KÔli has been very popular in India. The debt our Motherland already owes you is immense, and we are anxiously awaiting the new book of yours.

May all blessings ever attend you and yours is the constant prayer of —

Yours humbly,
VIVEKANANDA.


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  1. ^Ramesh Chandra Dutta had become acquainted with Sister Nivedita in England, where he was staying after his retirement from the Indian Civil Service.
  2. ^This letter was written from Dacca, which is now the capital of Bangladesh.