This book is a biography of a noble soul who made history by single-minded service to Swami Vivekananda and his cause. It is the epic story of Alasinga Perumal, a teacher of Chennai, whose commitment, dedication and determination prepared the ground for Vivekananda’s visit to the West and his subsequent participation in the parliament of religions. This hitherto untold story of Alasinga in English chronicles many absorbing episodes of his life. The volume contains interesting anecdotes of his interaction with his indomitable guru and is a treasure-trove of significant correspondence between them. The book also contains letters of Lokmanya B. G. Tilak and noted patriot-poet Subramanya Bharati’s tribute to Alasinga. Fifty-three valuable illustrations enhance the charm of the narrative.