Initially the author published first another book: Contemporary Scholars Discuss the Gaudiya Tradition (New York: FOLK Books, 1992; reprint, New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1994). This book led to the creation of a scholarly journal. The Journal of Vaishnava Studies (JVS), which is now the leading academic resource for scholars of Vaishnavism around the world. Its articles are used in Hindu-related courses at universities as prestigious as Yale, Harvard, Cambridge, and Oxford, and they are cited by every major scholar in the field, both in their published works and as references for students to pursue higher studies.
This Volume now is the best of JVS, at least in relation to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s brand of Vaishnava thought.