Sri Amalananda, also called Vyasashrama, famed for His Vedanta-kalpataru gloss on Sri Vachaspati Mishra’s Bhamati, dates to the 13-14th century CE. He was from the Nashik-Tryambak region on the banks of Godavari. His guru was Sri Anubhavananda, a disciple of Sri Anandatma, whereas His studies were under Sri Sukha-prakasha, a disciple Sri Chit-sukha, who in turn was of the author of Tattva-pradikpka that goes by the name Chitsukhi. Sri Amalananda also penned Sastra-darpana, which is more of a straightforward presentation, in discourse style, of the settled position based on the adhikaranas of the Brahma-sutras, than a debate going into dichotomous views. Taken together with His Pancapadika-darpana on Sri Vachaspati Mishra’s Pancapadika, He is said to have drawn an early link between the Bhamati and the Vivarana schools.