Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat

Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat

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This is the first book in English on Narsinha Mehta, a major figure among the saint-poets of medieval India and the most celebrated bhakti (devotion) poet from Gujarat, whose morning hymns and sacred biography provided a vital source of moral inspiration to Gandhi. It explores how the songs and sacred narratives associated with the saint-poet have been sculpted into a popular source of moral inspiration by performers and audiences.Deepak Mehta has explored the early influence of the printing press and Western education on Gujarati literature. For a discussion of ... of Tripathia#39;s writing in some detail in an essay in a volume on competing nationalisms. Chandra sees inanbsp;...

Title:Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat
Author:Neelima Shukla-Bhatt
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2014-12-01


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