ISBN 9788121506069,The Chaitanya Movement: A Study of Vaishnavism in Bengal

The Chaitanya Movement: A Study of Vaishnavism in Bengal



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 1993

ISBN 9788121506069

ISBN-10 8121506069

Hard Back

Number of Pages 280 Pages
Language (English)


The present work outlines the history of Krishna Chaitanya, the founder, and the history of the Movement and also the religious and social conditions which led to its emergence. It also discusses the teachings of the Sect and its literature, which has been potent ever since in the literary life of Bengal. It talks about the sect as it is today, the classes, the sub-sects, its orders and its cults. Lastly the author compares the Movement to Christianity, and claims that the whole idea of the Movement was to put Krishna in place of Christ and Gita in the place of the Gospel.