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The Voice of Women: Gargi to Gangasati

Avadhesh Kumar Singh (Editor)
Synopsis This volume comprises articles that examine the contribution of women saints from India and abroad as well.  The articles discuss the origin of bhakti, the Bhakti Movement, and Bhakti/saint poetesses like Rsika Gargi, theris, Andal, Lal Ded, Akka Mahadevi, Mirabai, Gangasati, Tarigonda Vengamamba, Janabai, Bahinabai, Madhabi Dasi, Hildegard of Bingen, and Julian of Norwich from different regions and religions.  Their contribution constitutes a rich tradition of devotional discourse in terms of form as well as content and has survived till now in folk and learned traditions.  The articles discuss their voices, visions and suffereings-physical and psychological-and also the way they transcended them and voiced them in their compositions.  Their uniqueness lies in their existence at multiple levels-social, poetic, religious and spiritual-among others.  The volume would interest literary, cultural historians and religious scholars as well as general readers.  
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About the author

Avadhesh Kumar Singh

Avadesh Kumar Singh (1960-) is Vice Chancellor, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University since August 1, 2006. Prior to the present assignment, he was Professor and head, Dept. of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Saurashtra University, Rajkot; and Coordinator, University Grants Commission (UGC) Special Assistance Programme (SAP) /DRS) on "Indian Renaissance Literature with Special reference to English, Gujarati and Hindi". The areas of his interest include Indian and Western literacy theories, comparative literature, Indian literature and translation, Indian literature and translation studies on which he has published 10 books and more than 75 papers in various journals and anthologies of academic repute. Indian Knowledge Systems, 2 vols. (2005) and Discourse of resistance in the colonial Period (2005) are among his last publications. Also he has delivered Keynote Addresses to many national and international seminars. He is the editor of critical Practice, a journal of literary and critical studies since 1994.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Voice of Women: Gargi to Gangasati
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.08.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher D K Printworld
Language: English
isbn 9788124604618
length xi+314p., References; Index; 24cm.