Published by Chennai Math, 107 pages, Hardcover.
Swami Vivekananda said of Swami Ramakrishnananda, "Shashi was the main pillar of the Math. Without him life in the monastery would have been impossible. Often the monks would be lost in prayer and meditation, with no thought of food and Swami Ramakrishnananda would wait with their meals or even drag them out of meditation."
This book is not a biography but a portrait, which tries to put together facts and events to portray his personality. The story of his life is accompanied throughout by many rare, historical photos.