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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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$99.95 • £86.95 • €90.95

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
  • I. Introduction: An Overview of the Text
    • 1. Setting the Biography: Caitanya and Krsna
    • 2. A Brief History of the Movement as Background to the Caitanya Caritamrta
    • 3. Krsnadasa Kaviraja as Author
      • Historical Observations about Krsnadasa Kaviraja
      • The Personality of Krsnadasa Kaviraja from the Text
    • 4. The Characteristics of the Text
      • General Features and Organization
      • The Language of the Text
      • A Sample of Grammatical Forms in the Text
    • 5. The Scholarship of the Text and Tradition
      • Critically Editing the Caitanya Caritamrta
      • Standardizing the Text
      • The Caitanya Caritamrta in Print
      • Translations of the Text
      • Scholarship of the Text and Tradition
    • 6. Caitanya’s Image in Early Sources
      • Caitanya as Avatara: Early Perspectives
        • A. Krsnacaitanyacaritamrta of Moran Gupta
        • B. Caitanya Bhagavata of Vrndavana Dasa
        • C. Krsnacaitanyacaritamrta 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
      • The Androgynous Dual Incarnation: Final Image
    • 7. Toward an Understanding of Vaisnavism
      • Sin and Salvation
      • The Power of the Name
      • The Jivan mukta
      • The Concept of Time
      • Samnnyasa and Bhakti: Some Aspects of the Doctrine of Bhava
      • The Religious Experience: Rasa in Poetry and Bhakti
      • The Poetry
      • The Theology
        • A. Aspects of Godhead
        • B. Nature of the Jiva
        • C. Form of the Bhagavat
        • D. Krpa and the Nature of the Guru
  • II. The Translation of the Caitanya Caritamrta
    • Adi Lila: Chapters 1–17
    • Madhya Lila: Chapters 1–25
    • Antya Lila: Chapters 1–20
  • III. Glossaries
    • Glossary
    • Names and Epithets of Krsna
    • Personae
  • Bibliographies
    • 1. Biographies of Krsna Caitanya: Texts and Translations
      • A. Caitanya Caritamrta
      • B. Early Biographies—Sanskrit
      • C. Early Biographies—Bengali
    • 2. Vaisnava Texts
      • A. Bengali
      • B. Sanskrit
    • 3. Monographs and Studies
      • A. Bengali and Hindi
      • B. European Languages
    • 4. Select Articles
      • A. Bengali
      • B. European Languages
  • Indexes
    • Sloka Citation Index
    • Introduction Index
    • Subject and Name Index

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