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Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

In this beautifully written, lovingly evoked book, acclaimed author Chitrita Banerji brings alive one of the greatest saints in medieval India—Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1533) of Bengal.

A mystic who believed in love over orthodoxy, song and dance over ritual, and who revolutionized the practice of Vaishnavism in Bengal, Chaitanya is one of the few religious figures who is worshipped even today in many Bengali homes.

The Hare Krishna movement that became popular in many cities of the West through the efforts of an organization called ISKCON, is rooted in the teachings of Chaitanya.

Banerji draws a superb picture of the world he came from, the food he ate, his friendships and family ties along with the events of his extraordinary life in this biography.