Vaishnavism and Chaitanyadeva: Impact on Changing Society
While aiming to focus on the genesis, expansion, evolution, problems and present situation of Vaishnavism in Nadia, the present book illuminates Vaishnavism and Chaitanyadeva (Impact on Changing Society). After independence, there has been very few historical studies done in the spheres of Vaishnavite understanding of society and textual interpretation. As it accommodates worldwide modernity and technological advancement, Gaudiya Vaishnavism has drifted from Chaitanyadeva’s principles due to several arguments about Mayapur. In some circumstances Chaitanyadeva’s individuality has been overlooked, and Gaudiya Vaishnavism has become an international religion. To remedy this an attempt has been made in this book to investigate Vaishnavism’s contribution to the regeneration of the economy, society and spirituality in its birthplace, particularly Nabadwip and its adjacent territories. Akhil Sarkar (b.1984) is an academic by profession and an avid student of History by passion. Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in History at Nabadwip Vidyasagar College, Nabadwip, Nadia, West Bengal. He obtained the M. Phil degree from University of North Bengal in 2011. He also obtained his Ph. D. degree from University of Kalyani in 2020.