Download e-book for iPad: Bodies of Song: Kabir Oral Traditions and Performative by Linda Hess

By Linda Hess

ISBN-10: 0199374171

ISBN-13: 9780199374175

ISBN-10: 8178244683

ISBN-13: 9788178244686

Kabir used to be a good iconoclastic-mystic poet of fifteenth-century North India; his poems have been composed orally, written down via others in manuscripts and books, and transmitted via music. students and translators often attend to written collections, yet those current just a partial photo of the Kabir who has remained vibrantly alive in the course of the centuries as a rule in oral kinds. getting into the worlds of singers and listeners in rural Madhya Pradesh, Bodies of Song combines ethnographic and textual learn in exploring how oral transmission and function form the content material and interpretation of vernacular poetry in North India. The e-book investigates textual students' learn of oral-performative traditions in a milieu the place texts movement concurrently through oral, written, audio/video-recorded, and digital pathways.

As texts and performances are consistently socially embedded, Linda Hess brings readers into the lives of these who sing, listen, rejoice, revere, and dispute approximately Kabir. Bodies of Song is wealthy in tales of people and households, villages and cities, non secular and secular corporations, castes and groups. discussion among religious/spiritual Kabir and social/political Kabir is a continuing topic in the course of the booklet: ambiguously positioned among Hindu and Muslim cultures, Kabir rejected spiritual identities, pretentions, and hypocrisies. yet even whereas satirizing the spiritual, he composed beautiful poetry of spiritual adventure and mental perception. A weaver through alternate, Kabir additionally criticized caste and different inequalities and this day serves as an icon for Dalits and all who try to take away caste prejudice and oppression.

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Kabir used to be a superb iconoclastic-mystic poet of fifteenth-century North India; his poems have been composed orally, written down through others in manuscripts and books, and transmitted via tune. students and translators often attend to written collections, yet those current just a partial photograph of the Kabir who has remained vibrantly alive throughout the centuries commonly in oral types.

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