Sankardeva, the great person behind propounding of Vaisnavism in Assam, needs no introduction, yet there are lots about this giant figure to know. he more one tries to go closure and explore more a new fact in discovered. According to the writer of this book, Dr. Girish Baruah there is no full length monograph in English on the philosophy of Srimanta Sankardeva. The dearth of such monographic account of a versatile genius of North Eastern India has inspired the writer to attempt to pen down this book.
Dr. Baruah examines Sankardeva’s Vaisnavism in the context of Advaita Absolutism and this is the most impressive thing about the book. This book bears not only the biological significance alone; it has gone beyond that. Some of the accounts in the book provide new insight into the divine being and his nature. With the discerning insight of a philosopher, Dr. Baruah brings out how the immanent dialectic of consciousness transcends the God of Vaisnava theism and reaches its acme in the absolute.