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Chaitanya: A Life and Legacy

Amiya P. Sen


This is a short yet critical biography of a major religious figure from Hindu Bengal, Krishna Chaitanya (1486–1533), based on extant hagiographical sources from medieval Bengal as also recent scholarly studies. It relies on both Bengali and English language sources, creating a dialogic and dynamic relationship between the two. The book primarily addresses graduate students and interested general readers in an easily accessible and intelligible manner, without taking recourse to copious notes and citations. The intention of this project was to produce a narrative that was both gripping and enjo ... More

Keywords: Chaitanya, Gaudiya Vaishnavism, extant sources, Vaishnava evangelism, re-imaginings of Chaitanya and Gaudiya Vaishnvaism, Goswamis of Vrindavan and Bengal, Chaitanya’s legacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199493838
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199493838.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amiya P. Sen, author
Retired Professor, Department of History & Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia