By B. V. Narasimhaswami
Published by V. S. Ramanan, President, Sri Ramanasramam
This is the first full-length English biography of Ramana Maharshi. It was written by B. V. Narasimhaswami in the late 1920s and published in 1930. Narasimhaswami did extensive research on Sri Ramana’s early life and interviewed many people who had been in contact with Bhagavan in the first three decades of the twentieth century. All subsequent biographies have relied heavily on the Narasimhaswami’s research. Though the style is rather flowery and old-fashioned, this account set out a framework of events that virtually all other biographies of Sri Ramana’s life have followed.