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Beyond Bollywood: Swami Vivekananda and guests at Green Acre School

February 11, 2014
Swami Vivekananda and guests at Green Acre School in Maine

Photo courtesy of Eliot Baha’i Archives and Maine Memory Network / Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Program

Indian contributions to the American religious landscape are showcased as part of Beyond Bollywood. Here, Swami Vivekananda and guests at Green Acre School, Eliot, Maine, ca. 1894. This school, a meeting-place for the study of world religions, was just one stop on a tour in which Vivekenanda introduced the West to Hinduism and yoga.

 

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