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Mira: The Emancipated Soul

Kavita Kumar (Author)
Synopsis In this book you will find: A true translation of the poems compiled by Parshuram Chaturvedi in his book Mirabai Ki padavali; A well-informed essay to provide the prerequisite background material to interested readers who may otherwise not be very familiar with the work of Mira, but who wish to enhance their understanding and appreciation of her devotional emotions; Glossary of words that were used by Mira, as well as others which could be helpful in comprehending and truly enjoying India devotional poetry; Short stories connected with the characters and personalities mentioned by her in her songs. The book will be of direct interest not only to connoisseurs of Hindi poetry but also to scholars pursuing research in devotional poetry in general and Mira in particular.
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About the author

Kavita Kumar

Kavita Kumar (nee Krishna Bhasin) holds a Masters degree in Economics from Delhi University. Starting her career as lecturer in Economics at Janki Devi College, Delhi, she taught at a few other places, then dedicated herself to teaching English and Hindi as a second language. She runs her own school in Varanasi (India) teaching Hindi, English and basic German to students from Europe, India, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Thailand and several other countries. Her specialization is active Hindi in use today. She has been constantly pursuing informal research to design an easy-to-follow user-friendly plan to learn and teach Hindi. Her book Hindi for Non-Hindi-Speaking People (with accompanying workbook) has been widely acclaimed and appreciated by readers as a precious resource to learn Hindi. She is widely traveled; and has lived in Canada, Japan, Germany and USA. She is well-acquainted with the diverse emotional needs of beginner students whose learning process involves encounters with an alien culture an well. On account of a broad spectrum of experiences in varied cultures and surrounding, she is well-equipped to help students from any background emotionally and academically.

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Bibliographic information

Title Mira: The Emancipated Soul
Author Kavita Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186622691
length x+153p., Index; 23cm.