Devotional Literature in South Asia

Devotional Literature in South Asia

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This volume addresses recent research topics within the field of bhakti literature, the devotional poetry and other compositions of devotional character in the earlier literature of the modern South Asian languages. Its papers range from the roots of the bhakti tradition in the early history of krsna to its modern adaptations in nineteenth and twentieth-century culture. Geographically, they span Bengal to Sind, Panjab to Maharashtra. Materials in six modern languages are discussed: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi in its main literary forms, Marathi, Panjabi and Sindhi; with assessment also of material in Sanskrit, Arabic and Chinese.One of these was a program to tally boundary patterns. ... are not historical but synchronic, and of a sort that Sen does not address: What functional role does the pattern provide in Hindi verse? ... Would an answer to that question make any difference to our understanding of the Metrical frames for the padas of Surdas 21 1.

Title:Devotional Literature in South Asia
Author: R. S. McGregor
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1992-09-25

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