Veṅkaṭanātha, or Vedāntadeśika, whose dates are traditionally given as 1268–1369 CE, is one of the most important representatives of the South Indian school of Rāmānuja. Veṅkaṭanātha systematized the teachings of this tradition and laid down the doctrines that are authoritative for the Vaṭakalai, the tradition’s northern, Sanskrit-oriented sub-sect, thus having a decisive influence on its further development. Writing in three languages, Sanskrit, Tamil and Maṇipravāḷa, Veṅkaṭanātha composed more than a hundred works, including dramas and poetry, as well as texts on subjects such as theology and philosophy. Despite his significance, very few of Veṅkaṭanātha’s works have been translated or studied.