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Author Name    Rebecca J. Manring

Title   Reconstructing Tradition: Advaita Acarya and Gaudiya Vaisnavism at the Cusp of the Twentieth Century

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   16 Cms x 24 Cms

Publisher   New York, USA Columbia University Press 2005

ISBN    0231129548 / 9780231129541

Seller ID   012584

Advaita Acarya was one of the leading figures in the genesis of the Bengali Vaisnava movement in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Though crucial to the movement's origins, Advaita's standing among subsequent generations of Bengali Vaisnavas began to fade, only to be reestablished once again during the nineteenth century. In her groundbreaking study, Rebecca Manring examines the ways in which Advaita's followers used his life story to define, preserve, and reconstruct a political and religious movement. Manring's illuminating and detailed readings of Middle Bengali and Sanskrit texts reveal the evolving hagiographical traditions concerning Advaita. Her work also presents new perspectives on theological issues within the Bengali Vaisnava tradition, the role of sacred biography, and the religious history of South Asia. Advaita rose to prominence as the older teacher and right-hand man to Caitanya, the founder of the Vaisnava movement. As a Brahman, Advaita also helped the movement gain acceptance among the religious establishment. However, his school and its promotion of conservative brahman values began to lose adherents in the next generation as other, less tradition-bound groups came to the fore. In the late nineteenth century his followers reasserted their place in Bengali Vaisnavism by demonstrating, through their hagiographies, that they alone represented Caitanya's, and hence Advaita's, original vision and that they alone had kept it untainted despite the potential for contamination from external forces. Manring analyzes how members of Advaita's school used established imagery and techniques to sustain their claim for the religious superiority of an individual and recreated themselves in light of the changing political and social contexts of nineteenth-century Bengal. Contents Introduction The Birth of an Image Advaita crya: A New Imminence Variant Messages: Non-Hagiographical Texts Treating Advaita Acarya Revival and Return Another "Black Forgery," or Mere Play? Advaita Prakasa Sita Devi: Gateway to the Future Advaita Acarya Today Conclusions Printed Pages: 336 with b/w illustrations.

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