Baladeva vidyabhusana’s Premeya-ratnavali and the issue of lineage

Speaker: Kiyokazu Okita
Date: October 12, 2006
Time: 10:30

Graduate Seminar

This seminar will present an account of the Vaishnava philosopher Baladeva Vidyabhusana and his place in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. The paper will address the problem of lineage and raise questions about authenticity, authority, and the legitimacy of practice claimed by tradition. Kiyokazu Okita is a graduate student in the Theology Faculty at Oxford, pursuing research for his DPhil on Baladeva. He has degrees from Japan and the USA.