Vallabhacarya, the founder to Suddhadvaita Vedanta, is less known outside of India than founders of other Indian philosophical schools. He is among the latest (1473-1532) to found a well-known Vedanta school. Although devotion (bhakti) is of central importance in his system, this by no means implies a lack of philosophical acumen on his part or among his followers. The school produced many works of philosophical analysis, and we may count among Vallabhacarya's followers a master of philosophical analysis, Purusottama, of the eighteenth century. Purusottama is one of the most prolific authors in the history of Indian philosophy. Over seventy of his important works are treated in this volume, and he probably wrote one hundred more.
About the Author(s)
Karl H. Potter is Professor of philosophy and South Asian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, and is the General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies containing 28 volumes.