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Modern Hindu Personalism: The History, Life, and Thought of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati

Ferdinando Sardella

Abstract

This book explores the life and work of Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī (1874–1937), a guru of the Chaitanya (1486–-1534) school of Vaishnavism, who, at a time when various interpretations of nondualistic Hindu thought were most prominent, managed to establish a pan-Indian movement for the modern revival of personalist bhakti-a movement that today encompasses both Indian and non-Indian populations throughout the world. To most historians, the period between 1815 and 1914 is known as Britain's Imperial Century, when the power of British cultural influence was at its height, most especially in Calcutt ... More

Keywords: bhadralok, bhakti, Bhaktisiddhānta, colonial Calcutta, Chaitanya, personalism, Gaudiya Math, Hinduism, Vedanta, Vivekananda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199865918
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199865918.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ferdinando Sardella, author
Uppsala University

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