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Published: 10 January 2013

360 Pages


ISBN: 9780199865901

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Modern Hindu Personalism

The History, Life, and Thought of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati

Ferdinando Sardella

  • This is the first monograph about the life and thought of a key religious figure of modern Hinduism
  • It questions the perception of an alleged nondualistic (monistic) essence within modern Hinduism and presents an alternative view
  • It contributes to a global history of bhakti movements in the modern period
  • It presents an important aspect of the modern development of Vaishnavism in Bengal based on little known or previously unknown primary sources in Bengali and other languages
  • It provides a comprehensive history of the roots in Bengal of the Hare Krishna movement
  • It fills a gap in the history of the interactions between India and the West during the colonial period with particular reference to Britain and Germany

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