I post the following message at the request of my colleague Professor Collins:

Dear Indology members,
I should be grateful if anyone can provide bibliographical or other information about Jayendra Saraswati, the Sankaracarya of Kanchi.  I am NOT interested (or not much) in the recent scandals involving murder and women, but rather in his previous life and career, and about the bureaucratic/organizational structure of Sankaracaryas.  He is featured in Part 2 of the 3-part DVD series ‘Sadhus – India’s Holy Men’.
I am not a member of Indology, so please write to me at s-collins@uchicago.edu.  I shall be happy to share whatever information I receive with the Indology list in due course.
With proleptic thanks,
Steve Collins
University of Chicago