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Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati. The Context and Significance of a Modern Hindu Personalist


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Title: Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati. The Context and Significance of a Modern Hindu Personalist
Authors: Ferdinando, Sardella
E-mail: ferdinando.sardella@lir.gu.se
Issue Date: 4-Jan-2010
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion ; Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
Date of Defence: 2010-02-06
Disputation: Lordagen den 6 februari 2010, kl. 10.15, Lilla hörsalen, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Skrifter utgivna av institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
34
Keywords: bhakti, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, Bengal intellectual life, Bhaktivinoda, caste, Chaitanya doctrines, colonialism, Gaudiya Math, globalization, India religion 20th century, missionaries, modern Hinduism, postcolonialism, Vaishnavism/Vishnuism, Vedanta, Vivekananda, worship (Hinduism)
Abstract: This study explores the life and work of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati (1874-1937), a Vaishnava guru of the school of Chaitanya (1486-1534), who, at a time that Hindu non-dualism was most prominent, managed to establish a pan-Indian movement for the modern revival of traditional personalist bhakti that today encompasses both Indian and non-Indian populations throughout the world. To most historians, the period between 1815 and 1914 is known as Britain’s Imperial Century, when the power of British c... more
ISBN: 978-91-88348-33-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/21467
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