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Author's Name: Lorenzen David N.
vid N. Lorenzen is a scholar of religious studies, author, and professor of South Asian History at the Centre for Asian and African studies, El Colegio de México He is chiefly notable for publishing several essays and books on ancient, medieval, and modern periods in South Asian history and religion, especially on Hinduism and Missionaries in India, namely, Who invented Hinduism?, Bhakti Religion in North India, The Scourge Of The Mission: Marco della Tomba in Hindustan, and many more.
This book represents the first systematic collection and analysis of the principal legends about Kabir Das, a fifteenth-century poet-saint. It focuses on the ways in which the legends embody and reflect the often changing social and religious needs of those who created and listened to them. Particular attention is paid to the earliest known collection of legends, Ananta-das’s Kabir Parachai. This book makes available for the first time an English translation of this text, with detailed notes on its variant readings, as well as a corrected Hindi edition based on a comparison of over a dozen manuscripts. The various historical synchronisms between Kabir and his leading contemporaries, including Ramananda and King Virasimhadev Baghel, are reevaluated, and a solution is proposed to the longstanding debate about Kabir’s dates.
- Publisher's Name: State University
- Publish Year: 1991
- Subject: Hinduism,Indian-Literature,Poetry,Spirituality
- Binding: Hb
- Paperback: 268 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0791404625
- ISBN-13: 978-0791404621
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