It would not be inaccurate to say the Caitanya-caritamrta is one of the most important works of historical and philosophical literature ever written.
It is the principal work on the life and teachings of Sri Krsna Caitanya.
Sri Krsna Caitanya was the pioneer of a great social and religious movement that began in India a little less than 500 years ago and that has directly and indirectly influenced the course of religious and philosophical thinking not only in India but throughout the world.
Lord Chaitanya transformed the face of India in four respects: philosophically, by encountering, defeating and converting the greatest philosophers and thinkers of His day; religiously, by organizing the largest, most widespread theistic movement in India’s history; socially, by His strong challenges to the religious inequities of the caste system; politically, by His organization of a massive civil disobedience movement in Bengal, more than four centuries before Gandhi.
These 9 volumes feature the original Bengali text with English equivalents, translation, and elaborate commentary, plus a complete glossary, subject index, and verse index.