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Paperback-The 16th-century North Indian religious devotee, poet and musician, Svami Haridas, composed lyrics in Braj Bha? a, dedicated to the divine couple Radha and K? ? ? a. One hundred twenty-eight of them were later compiled in two anthologies: the didactic A? ? adas siddhanta and the rapturous Kelimal, and became the theological basis of the Haridasi sampradaya, a sect which still flourishes in Vrindaban, U.P. Neither of these important works has hitherto been edited, properly translated or studied academically. The focus of this book is the text of Haridas's poetry: its transmission, edition and interpretation. Sixteen 18th-19th century manuscripts are collated for the edition and classified with the help of computer programmes originally employed in taxonomy. The apparatus criticus is followed by an annotated English translation in w
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