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384 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198827108

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A Vaisnava Poet in Early Modern Bengal

Kavikarnapura's Splendour of Speech

Rembert Lutjeharms

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • Offers the first in-depth study of Kavikarṇapūra and Srinatha, two important teachers of the Caitanya Vaiṣṇava tradition
  • Explores the intersection of theology, poetry, and poetics in the writings of Kavikarṇapūra
  • Argues that the reasons of and purposes for Kavikarṇapūra's literary innovations are firmly rooted in his unique Vaiṣṇava theology
  • Exemplifies this through a careful reading of select passages from the Ānanda-vṛndāvana, his poetic retelling of Kṛṣṇa's play in Vṛndāvana