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Vedantic Philosophers and Thinkers of Bengal

Thinkers/ Philosophers/ Scholars
1. gauDapAda (also known as gauDAchArya)
2. shrIdhara of vardhamAna
a. nyAya kandali (988 C.E)
b. advaya siddhi (lost)
3. jayadeva (lakShmana sena's reign)
a. gIta govindaM
4. shrIdhara svAmin (~ 1300 C.E)
a. commentary of shrImada bhAgavata
5. Madhavendra Puri
6. Ishvari Puri
7. Keshava Bharati
8. Maladhara Vasu (also known as Gunaraj Khan)
a. shrIkriShNa vijaya (1573 C.E), a Bengali adaptation of Shrimad Bhagavata
9. chanDi dAsa
a. shrIkriShNakirtana
10. Madhusudana Sarasvati of Faridpur (~1550 C.E)
a. advaitasiddhi
11. viGYAna bhikShu
a. viGYAnAmRRita bhAshya, a commentary on Brahmasutra
12. Ramprasad (~1750 C.E)
Shyama Sangeet
13. Kamalakanta Bhattacharya (~1800 C.E)
A Bengali Shakta poet

Later thinkers and philosophers inlcude Raja Ram Mohun Roy, Devendranath Tagore, Keshab Chandra Sen, Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore and Sri Aurobindo.

General Texts
1. Obscure Religious Cults (1946, 1962)
by Dr Shashibhushan Dasgupta
2. An Introduction to Tantrika Buddhism (1958, 1962)
by Dr Shashibhushan Dasgupta
3. Bharater Shakti Sahdana O Shakta Sahitya (1960)
by Dr Shashibhushan Dasgupta
4. Bengali Religious Lyrics (Shakta) (1923)
Edward J Thompson

Texts on charyApada-s
1. hAjAra baCharerera purAna bAnglA bhAShAya bauddha gAna o dohA (1916)
mahAmahopAdhyAya haraprasAda shAstri
2. Old Bengali Texts (1948)
Dr Sukumar Sen
3. By Dr Tarapada Mukherjee (Calcutta University)
4. chAryagIti by Dr Sukumar Sen

Texts on Vaishnavism
1. Early Vasihnava Faith and Movement in Bengal (1942, 1961)
Dr Sushil Kumar De
2. The Chaitanya Movement: A Study of the Vaishnavism in Bengal (1925)
3. shrI rAdhAra karmabikAsha (1952)
by Dr Shashibhushan Dasgupta
4. Banglar Baishab Darshana (1963)
Dr Pramathanath Tarakabhushana

Above Notes based on "Vedanta in Bengal" , By R.K. Dasgupta
Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture


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