Overview for Kavitavali: Complete Works of Goswami Tulsidas (Volume V)
Kavitavali is an anthology of poems containing 325 verses. The first part comprises Rama-katha (Deeds of Rama) in which some events from the life of Rama are briefly narrated in 142 verses, bringing out the Purushottama aspect of Rama. The second part comprises Rama-guna-gatha (Glory of Qualities of Rama) in 183 verses. Hailing the Glory of Rama is a feature of bhakti sadhana (discipline of Devotion) of which Tulsidas was an ardent exposition.
S P Bahadur (Author)
Sri S.P. Bahadur was born on 19 July 1926. He studied at La Martinere College, Lucknow, Universities of Locknow and Roorkee. He visited Australia under the Columbo Plan and retired as Chief Engineer, Irrigation Department, Uttar Pradesh in 1984. Born in a family devoted to the Rama Tradition, he received blessings and guidance in studies of Rama theology from his maternal uncle Mahatma Anjaninandan Sharan of Ayodhya, himself the author of exhaustive commentaries in Hindi on all literary works of Tulsidas, published by Gita Press.