- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: OUP India (17 March 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 019567085X
- ISBN-13: 978-0195670851
- Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 3 x 14.7 cm
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Three Bhakti Voices: Mirabai, Surdas, and Kabir in Their Times and Ours Hardcover – 17 Mar 2005
this volume...makes a valuable contribution to the field in its sharp focus on disentangling sensitive but historically accurate appreciation of these traditions from their romantic and essentialized perceptions. The approach stressed by Hawley is valuable in the broader study of 'Hinduism' as well. (Neelima Shukla-Bhatt, International Journal of Hindu Studies)
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A losely associated group of teachers, associated with Sant Mat that assumed prominence in the northern part of the Indian sub-continent from about the 13th century. Their teachings are distinguished theologically by inward loving devotion to a divine principle, and socially by an egalitarianism opposed to the qualitative distinctions of the Hindu caste hierarchy and to the religious differences between Hindu and Muslim. Few of its most charismatic proponents were women.
Some of these Sants, came from low castes, some of them were women and even untouchables. Some of the more notable Sants include Namdev (d.1350), Kabir (d.1518), Nanak (d.1539), Mirabai (d.1545), Surdas (d.1573) and Tulsidas (d.1623).
This books present the voices of three of these notable Sants: Mira Bai, Surdas and Kabir.