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Harvard Oriental Series 56

Caitanya Caritamrta of Krsnadasa Kaviraja

A Translation and Commentary

Translated with commentary by Edward C. Dimock, Jr.

Edited by Tony K. Stewart

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ISBN 9780674002852

Publication Date: 09/30/2000

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Translator’s Preface

Editor’s Preface

Abbreviations

Illustrations

A Note on Translations

A Note on Transliteration

A Note on Citations

A Note on Dating Systems

PART 1: INTRODUCTION: AN OVERVIEW OF THE TEXT

I. Setting the Biography: Caitanya and Krsna

II. A Brief History of the Movement as Background to the Caitanya Caritamrta

III. Krsnadasa Kaviraja as Author

1. Historical Observations about Krsnadasa Kaviraja
2. The Personality of Krsnadasa Kaviraja from the Text

IV. The Characteristics of the Text

1. General Features and Organization
2. The Language of the Text
3. A Sample of Grammatical Forms in the Text

V. The Scholarship of the Text and Tradition

1. Critically Editing the Caitanya Caritamrta
2. Standardizing the Text
3. The Caitanya Caritamrta in Print
4. Translations of the Text
5. Scholarship of the Text and Tradition

VI. Caitanya’s Image in Early Sources

1. Caitanya as Avatara: Early Perspectives

A. Krsnacaitanyacaritamrta of Moran Gupta
B. Caitanya Bhagavata of Vrndavana Dasa,br> C. Kr5nacaitanya-caritamrta Mahakavya of Kavikarnapnra
D. Caitanya Mangcila of Jayananda
E. Caitanyacandrodaya Nataka of Kavikarnapura
F. Caitanya Mangala of Locana Dasa
G. Kadaca of Svarupa Damodara
H. Other Biographical Sources

2. The Androgynous Dual Incarnation: Final Image

VII. Toward an Understanding of Vaisnavism

1. Sin and Salvation
2. The Power of the Name
3. The Jivan mukta
4. The Concept of Time
5. Samnnyasa and Bhakti: Some Aspects of the Doctrine of Bhava
6. The Religious Experience: Rasa in Poetry and Bhakti
7. The Poetry
8. The Theology

A. Aspects of Godhead
B. Nature of the Jiva
C. Form of the Bhagavat
D. Krpa and the Nature of the Guru

PART 2: THE TRANSLATION OF THE CAITANYA CARITAMRTA

Adi Lila: Chapters 1-17

Madhya Lila: Chapters 1-25

Antya Lila: Chapters 1-20

PART 3

Glossaries

Glossary
Names and Epithets of Krsna
Personae

Bibliographies

I. Biographies of Krsna Caitanya: Texts and Translations

A. Caitanya Caritamrta
B. Early Biographies—Sanskrit
C. Early Biographies—Bengali

II. Vaisnava Texts

A. Bengali
B. Sanskrit

III. Monographs and Studies

A. Bengali and Hindi
B. European Languages

IV. Select Articles

A. Bengali
B. European Languages

Indexes

Sloka Citation Index
Introduction Index
Subject and Name Index

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