By Linda Hess
As texts and performances are constantly socially embedded, Linda Hess brings readers into the lives of these who sing, pay attention, have fun, revere, and dispute approximately Kabir. Bodies of Song is wealthy in tales of people and households, villages and cities, spiritual and secular businesses, castes and groups. discussion among religious/spiritual Kabir and social/political Kabir is a continual topic during the e-book: ambiguously situated among Hindu and Muslim cultures, Kabir rejected non secular identities, pretentions, and hypocrisies. yet even whereas satirizing the spiritual, he composed beautiful poetry of spiritual event and mental perception. A weaver through alternate, Kabir additionally criticized caste and different inequalities and at the present time serves as an icon for Dalits and all who attempt to take away caste prejudice and oppression.
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Bodies of Song: Kabir Oral Traditions and Performative Worlds in North India by Linda Hess