The book was written to show that other teachers besides Sri Shankara (exponent of Advaita Vedanta) have equal status as teachers of Vedanta. This book is a presentation of the lives and philosophies of Sri Ramanuja, Sri Nimbarka, Sri Madhva, Sri Vallabha and Sri Chaitanya.
About the Author
Swami Tapasyananda was a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Mission. He was a disciple of Swami Shivananda, one of the eminent disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. The Swami was a vice-president of the Ramakrishna Order from 1985-1991. He was an erudite scholar in Indian and Western philosophy. He has to his credit many books in English, including the translations of many scriptures. His translation of Bhagavata Purana in four volumes has been highly acclaimed in intellectual and devotional circles. He was the president of Ramakrishna Math, Chennai from 1971-1991. Swamiji was well-known for his austere life and intuitive intellect. He was a prolific writer. He translated many Hindu classics into English from original Sanskrit.