Songs of Kabir

byArvind KabirPreface byWendy DonigerTranslated byArvind Mehrotra

April 5, 2011|
Songs of Kabir by Arvind Kabir
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A New York Review Books Original

Transcending divisions of creed, challenging social distinctions of all sorts, and celebrating individual unity with the divine, the poetry of Kabir is one of passion and paradox, of mind-bending riddles and exultant riffs. These new translations by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, one of India’s finest contemporary poets, bring out the richness, wit, and power of a literary and spiritual master.

Kabir, the North Indian devotional or bhakti poet, was born in Benares (now Varanasi) and lived in the fifteenth century. Next to nothing is known of his life, though many legends surround him. He is said to have been a weaver, and in his resolutely undogmatic and often riddling work he debunks both Hinduism and Islam. The songs of thi...
Title:Songs of KabirFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 8 X 5.1 X 0.35 inShipping dimensions:144 pages, 8 X 5.1 X 0.35 inPublished:April 5, 2011Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590173791

ISBN - 13:9781590173794

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