The journal of Vaishneva Studies (JVS) began as a small scholarly enterprise in 1992 and blossomed into one of Hinduism's most successful academic joumals, with articles that are used as required reading in universities worldwide. It's focus is on the many Vaishnava lineages of India, including cutting-edge research by leading scholars in the field. Culled from the vast ]VS archives, the present volume offers a variety of well informed papers on the history, philosophy, and cultures of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. It also explores this tradition's contemporary and most far-reaching manifestation: the lnternatinnal Society for Krishna Consciousness (USKCON). Thus, the insightful articles found here unveil the many layers of the rich theistic tradition known through out the world as "the Hare Krishna Movement."