THE RELEVANCE OF SANKARADEVA PRACTICE AND SANKARADEVA STUDIES IN MODERN ASSAMESE LITERATURE (2019)
Sima Bhuyan JCR. 2019: 2955-2961
As the propagator of Vaishnavism in Assam through the Nava Vaishnava movement, Sankaradeva naturally gained a place in the Bhaktiya or religious tradition of Assam. In fact, the whole being of Sankaradeva is involved not only in religious aspects, but also in the national life of Assam. Therefore, the context of Sankaradeva has been discussed from various perspectives in Assamese society and literature. After the nineteenth century Renaissance, attempts were made to study Sankaradeva from various perspectives rather than confining him to one religious’ leader. As a result, many new aspects of Sankaradeva's practice in modern Assamese literature were discovered. Therefore, it is important to understand the relevance of the study of Sankaradeva in modern Assamese literature. This discussion attempts to provide a comprehensive overview of the practice of Sankaradeva in modern Assamese literature and to determine the need or relevance of such studies at present
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