The Pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta is the main work on the life and teachings of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the incarnation of Kṛṣṇa who appeared in India five hundred years ago. Lord Caitanya introduced the chanting of the holy names of God as the prescribed method of God realization for our time and began what today we call the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement.
Lord Caitanya transformed the India of His time in four respects: philosophically, by encountering, defeating, and converting the greatest philosophers and thinkers of His day; religiously, by organizing the largest, most widespread theistic movement in India’s history; socially, by His strong challenges to the religious inequities of the caste system; and politically, by His organization of a massive civil disobedience movement in Bengal – more than four centuries before Gandhi.
This English translation, with commentary by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, reveals his consummate Bengali and Sanskrit scholarship, his intimate familiarity with the precepts of Śrī Caitanya, and his pure devotion to God.