About the book:

September 11 is the date of gloom -- in 2001 there occurred horrible terrorist attacks on America.

Believe it or not: September 11 is also the date of glory! On September 11, a young, unknown monk from India, begins his talk with the words "Sisters and brothers of America." And the audience of thousands applaud for a long time. The monk is speaking on the opening day of the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893.

The charismatic monk, Swami Vivekananda, captures the heart of America, and later that of the entire world. The book The Day of Gloom and Glory! will also capture your heart!

Girish Parikh is award-wining author and journalist based in Modesto, California. He is the author of several books including seven on computer software. Inspired by Lord Richard Attenborough's film GANDHI, Girish has written a 200-page screenplay in English for the epic period feature film VIVEKANANDA. He is now searching for a filmmaker to create the film in both English and Hindi.

Email: girish116@yahoo.com