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 Devotion and Knowledge: The Indo‐Muslim Centuries

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter surveys some of the major religious and intellectual developments during the centuries in which Islamic rulers governed northern India. The devotional work of Shri Chaitanya is ... More


Chaitanya: A Life and Legacy

Amiya P. Sen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493838
eISBN:
9780199097784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493838.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Indian History

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 ... More


Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Varuni Bhatia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

What role do premodern religious traditions play in the formation of modern secular identities? What relationship exists between regional devotional cultures, key bhakti figures, and anticolonial ... More


Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead: Sambandha

Graham M. Schweig

in A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti: Essential Teachings of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199796632
eISBN:
9780199950423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796632.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores Prabhupada's mahāvākya, which is mainly concerned with Krishna. It compares the ways Prabhupada and his predecessors used the Sanskritic equivalents of the mahāvākya, and then ... More


Bhakti, Devotional Service: Abhidheya

Graham M. Schweig

in A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti: Essential Teachings of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199796632
eISBN:
9780199950423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796632.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the concept of bhakti, which is based on the definition “devotion to a personal deity.” It tries to locate Prabhupada's expression of Chaitanyaite bhakti, and studies some of ... More


Conclusion: Prema, Purest Love: Prayojana

Graham M. Schweig

in A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti: Essential Teachings of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199796632
eISBN:
9780199950423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796632.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter serves as a conclusion to Goswami's thesis, which he failed to finish before he died. The discussion immediately starts with the nature of prema, or Love, and shows how the concepts of ... More


Chaitanya in His Times and in Ours

Amiya P. Sen

in Chaitanya: A Life and Legacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493838
eISBN:
9780199097784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493838.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Indian History

This is a highly critical chapter that joins the twin issues of how Chaitanya was perceived in his own life time and thereafter. Of particular interest here is how Chaitanya was invoked in ... More


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

Ferdinando Sardella

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199865918
eISBN:
9780199979998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199865918.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

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 ... More


Introduction

Ferdinando Sardella

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199865918
eISBN:
9780199979998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199865918.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

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 ... More


A Religion in Decline in an Age of Progress

Varuni Bhatia

in Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the thesis of “Vaishnava decline” forwarded by colonial administrators, Christian missionaries, Orientalists, and the reformed section of nineteenth-century Hindu society in ... More


Recovering Bishnupriya’s Loss

Varuni Bhatia

in Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Shri Bishnupriya Patrika was one of the earliest Vaishnava periodicals in Bengal, published by the stridently anticolonial Amrita Bazar Patrika publishing house. The chapter analyses this key journal ... More


Utopia and a Birthplace

Varuni Bhatia

in Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In 1888, Kedarnath Datta Bhaktivinoda Thakur discovered the site of Chaitanya’s nativity in a place that is now called Mayapur. This chapter examines Datta’s biography as a colonial bureaucrat and a ... More


Introduction

Amiya P. Sen

in Chaitanya: A Life and Legacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493838
eISBN:
9780199097784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493838.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Indian History

This chapter raises certain fundamental theoretical questions about the relationship between Chaitanya and his message as well as the movement that developed after him. For instance, it questions the ... More


Gopal Bhatt: Carrier of Bhakti to the North

Shrivatsa Goswami

in Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199478866
eISBN:
9780199092079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478866.003.0017
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

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 ... More


Akshara and Its Four Forms in Swaminarayan’s Doctrine

Smit Gadhia

in Swaminarayan Hinduism: Tradition, Adaptation, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463749
eISBN:
9780199086573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463749.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter highlights different conceptualizations of akshara described by Swaminarayan in the Vachanamrut, and surveys its usage by Shankara, Ramanuja, Madhva, and Swaminarayan as understood by ... More


Being Shrivatsa

John Stratton Hawley

in Krishna's Playground: Vrindavan in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190123987
eISBN:
9780190991357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190123987.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter shows how innovation emerges in one of Vrindavan’s most influential religious lineages, the Chaitanya or Gaudiya community that traces its origins back to the sixteenth century when ... More


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