Songs of the Saints of India / Edition 2

Songs of the Saints of India / Edition 2

by John Stratton Hawley, Mark Juergensmeyer
     
 

"This book presents the life stories and poems of six well-known saint-poets of north India - Ravidas, Kabir, Nanak, Surdas, Mirabai, and Tulsidas - who have contributed more to the religious vocabulary of Hinduism in north India today than any voices before or since. In worship, in education, even in politics, modern Hinduism sings their tune." With a biographical… See more details below

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"This book presents the life stories and poems of six well-known saint-poets of north India - Ravidas, Kabir, Nanak, Surdas, Mirabai, and Tulsidas - who have contributed more to the religious vocabulary of Hinduism in north India today than any voices before or since. In worship, in education, even in politics, modern Hinduism sings their tune." With a biographical and interpretive essay on each poet and a selection of representative verses in original translation, this book offers a complete introduction to a literature that transcends the boundaries we associate with religion, and those of India as well. This new edition of the Songs of the Saints of India will appeal to travellers, students, and anyone eager to hear the 'music' of north Indian religion and see its hidden contours. It will also be of interest to all those in the fields of Indian literature, culture, religion, history, and South Asian studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195694208
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
764,781
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition

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