Advaita Vedanta and Vaisnavism by Sanjukta Gupta
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Advaita Vedanta and Vaisnavism
By Sanjukta Gupta

Advaita Vedanta and Vaisnavism

The Philosophy of Madhusudana Sarasvati

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Advaita Vedanta and Vaisnavism by Sanjukta Gupta

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In Indian philosophy and theology, the ideology of Vedanta occupies an important position. Hindu religious sects accept the Vedantic soteriology, which believes that there is only one conscious reality, Brahman from which the entire creation, both conscious and non-conscious, emanated. Madhusudana Sarasvati, who lived in sixteenth century Bengal and wrote in Sanskrit, was the last great thinker among the Indian philosophers of Vedanta. During his time, Hindu sectarians, rejected monistic Vedanta. Although a strict monist, Madhusudana tried to make a synthesis between his monistic philosophy and his theology of emotional love for God. Sanjukta Gupta provides the only comprehensive study of Madhusudana Sarasvati's thought. She explores the religious context of his extensive and difficult works, offering invaluable insights into Indian philosophy and theology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415395359
ISBN-10: 0415395356
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sanjukta Gupta

Sanjukta Gupta taught at Visva Bharati University, Calcutta University and Jadavpur University in India, as well as Utrecht University in the Netherlands. At present she is a member of the Oriental Institute at the University of Oxford. She specialises in Indian philosophy with a focus on the system of Vedanta in Hindu theology, in particular Vaisnavism and Tantra.

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