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Hindu Theology in Early Modern South Asia

Kiyokazu Okita


Focusing on the idea of genealogical affiliation (sampradāya), this book explores the interactions between royal power and priestly authority in eighteenth-century north India. Specifically, it examines how the religious policies of Jaisingh II (1688–1743) of Jaipur influenced the self-representation of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas, as articulated by Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa (c.1700–1793). Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas centred around the God Kṛṣṇa was initiated by Caitanya (1486–1533) and quickly became one of the most influential Hindu devotional movements in early modern South Asia. In the increasingly volatile late ... More

Keywords: Sanskrit, Hinduism, early modern, genealogy, kingship, Vedānta, Vaiṣṇavism, Bhakti, Purāṇa, South Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198709268
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709268.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kiyokazu Okita, author
Assistant Professor at The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research and Department of Indological Studies, Kyoto University