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£64.00

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Published: 16 August 2018

296 Pages

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780190878849


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Śiva's Saints

The Origins of Devotion in Kannada according to Harihara's Ragaḷegaḷu

Gil Ben-Herut

  • Provides for the first time in English-language scholarship access to an early and important text in the literary culture of pre-modern Kannada
  • The first written account about the founders of a leading community in today's state of Karnataka
  • Argues for a reconsideration of the major role devotional poets had in the development of pre-modern Kannada literature by providing a case study of a devotional text that inaugurated a new literary era in Kannada written compositions
  • Demonstrates how to read religious narratives form the pre-modern using a multi-layered and historically-sensitive reading strategy
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