About the Book:
The Srimad Devi Bhagavatam, on the basis of its order, style and theme belongs to the genre of Mahapuranas, in spite of its exclusion from the original list of the Mahapuranas. It is to the Saktas what Srimad Bhagavatam is to Vaisnavas. Opinions about the date of its composition vary; however it can be safely said that it attained its present shape sometime during the eleventh century AD. Its ideas trace source from all the major works of ancient India—the Vedas, the Epics and the Puranas.
The translation of the voluminous text of the Srimad Devi Bhagavatam by Swami Vijnanananda is a landmark in the translation of ancient texts. This shall prove to be an invaluable boon to the students of ancient Indian history and to those interested in the study of Saktism and Tantrism in particular.
About the Author:
Swami Vijnanananda (1868-1936), the fourth President of the Ramakrishna Order, was the last of the direct disciples of Sri Ramkrishna to occupy that august position. His Professional skill as an engineer found expression in his beautiful Temple of Sri Ramakrishana that was built under his close supervision at Belur Math. His profound scholarship, especially in Sanskrit and Astronomy, has given us such works as translation of Devi Bhagavata and Brhat Jataka.