Book: Vivekadeepini

Question: Who is the author of book Vivekadeepini?
(a) Swami Vikanand
(b) Adi Shankaracharya
(c) Sri Aurobindo
(d) Ramanuja
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On 7th July, 2019, the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu released a book Vivekadeepini.
  • Drawn from the 67 verses of Prashnottara Ratnamalika written by Indian philosopher and theologian, Adi Shankaracharya, the Vivekadeepini is a compilation of select 36 verses which are in the question-answer format.
  • It is a concise book of aphorisms that contains glimpses of India’s wisdom in English and nine Indian languages.
  • This book has universal relevance irrespective of religion or community and they represent the ethical and moral perspectives underpinning the Indian world view.


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