I read an article by K V Ramakrishna Rao on comparison among Srimanta Sankaradeva, Chaitanyadeva and Vallabhacharya. I found some erroneous comments there. For instance, Srimanta Sankaradeva went on second pilgrimage in 1550, not in 1533. So he did not meet Chaitanyadeva. Moreover the author tries to show Chaitanyadeva's influence on Sankaradeva, which we have already proved in several books/articles as untenable. Also the author is wrong in saying that Sankaradeva's attitude to women was restrictive and he did not initiate them, the reality being the opposite. He initiated many women like Barabahi, Kalindi, Chakuli etc. For accurate information about Srimanta Sankaradeva, one may see the website sankaradeva.com launched by Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva. I can be contacted at drsanjib.borkakoti@gmail.com.
Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti
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