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9789390679157 60c1dd0201b7c88d5e3eeda8 Kabir, Kabir: The life and work of the early modern poet-philosopher https://cdn1.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60c4998ba847014a6bf3f698/webp/51a2ywlcmrl-_sx322_bo1-204-203-200_.jpg As the right wing tries to claim Kabir for itself, while other conservatives disown him and yet others portray him as a secular idol beyond religion, the poet has never been so misunderstood. Coming from the Nirgun bhakti tradition, the words of this fifteenth-century poet have the power to reach beyond time and speak to us today. Was he a Hindu or Muslim or was he beyond religion? Did he try to cultivate a new faith or did he eschew organised religion altogether? Was his modernity an exception or a reflection of the times he lived in? What does Kabir’s life and poetry tell us about this nation’s past and present? In this rare appraisal of Kabir’s writings and his life, Purushottam Agarwal approaches this timeless poet-revolutionary with little preconceptions, presenting him the way the poet wanted to be seen, rather than what his followers and fans want to see in him. 9789390679157
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Kabir, Kabir: The life and work of the early modern poet-philosopher

ISBN: 9789390679157
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  • ISBN: 9789390679157
  • Author: Purushottam Agrawal
  • Publisher: Westland
  • Pages: 284
  • Format: Hardback

Book Description

As the right wing tries to claim Kabir for itself, while other conservatives disown him and yet others portray him as a secular idol beyond religion, the poet has never been so misunderstood. Coming from the Nirgun bhakti tradition, the words of this fifteenth-century poet have the power to reach beyond time and speak to us today. Was he a Hindu or Muslim or was he beyond religion? Did he try to cultivate a new faith or did he eschew organised religion altogether? Was his modernity an exception or a reflection of the times he lived in? What does Kabir’s life and poetry tell us about this nation’s past and present? In this rare appraisal of Kabir’s writings and his life, Purushottam Agarwal approaches this timeless poet-revolutionary with little preconceptions, presenting him the way the poet wanted to be seen, rather than what his followers and fans want to see in him.

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