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Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India$
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Tyler Williams, Anshu Malhotra, and John Stratton Hawley

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199478866

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199478866.001.0001

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Gopal Bhatt

Gopal Bhatt

Carrier of Bhakti to the North

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Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Shrivatsa Goswami

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Shrivatsa Goswami examines the ways in which Gopāl Bhaṭṭ, interacting with Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and being a southerner by birth, played a key role in establishing the philosophical perspectives and ritual practices that characterized the new Gaudiya sampradaya being formed at Vrindavan in the first half of the sixteenth century. In doing so, he analyses important features of Gopal Bhatt’s two major works, the Ṣat-Sandarbha (Six Treatises) often mistakenly attributed to Jīva Gosvāmī, and the Haribhaktivilāsa (The Pleasure of Worshiping Hari). It emerges, among other things, that there is an element of mystery as to how Gopāl Bhaṭṭ’s philosophical statements relate to his pronouncements on devotional practice.

Keywords:   Chaitanya, Gopāl Bhaṭṭ, Gaudiya sampradāya, Ṣat-Sandarbha, Haribhaktivilāsa, Jīva Gosvāmī, devotional practice

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