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296 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190878849

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Siva's Saints

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

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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