Hindu Theology in Early Modern South Asia: The Rise of Devotionalism and the Politics of Genealogy

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Focusing on the idea of genealogical affiliation (sampradaya), Kiyokazu Okita explores the interactions between the royal power and the priestly authority in eighteenth-century north India. He examines how the religious policies of Jaisingh II (1688-1743) of Jaipur influenced the self-representation of Gaudiya Vaisnavism, as articulated by Baladeva Vidyabhusana (ca. 1700-1793). Gaudiya Vaisnavism centred around God Krsna was inaugurated by Caitanya (1486-1533) and quickly became one of the most influential Hindu devotional ...

Hindu Theology in Early Modern South Asia: The Rise of Devotionalism and the Politics of Genealogy 2014, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198709268

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