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Introduction

Ferdinando Sardella

in Modern Hindu Personalism

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199865918
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979998 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199865918.003.0001
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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. The Introduction provides a brief history of Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī's life and history.

Keywords: Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī; Chaitanya; Vaishnavism; nondualistic Hindu thought; pan-Indian movement; bhakti; India

Chapter.  5243 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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