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Description - The Bijak of Kabir by Linda Hess

Kabir was an extraodinary oral poet whose works have been sung and recited by millions throughout North India for half a millennium. He may have been illiterate: "I do not touch ink or paper, this hand has never grasped a pen" and he preached an abrasive, sometimes shocking, always uncompromising message that exhorted his audience to shed their delusions, pretensions, and empty orthodoxies in favour of an intense, direct, and personal confrontation with the truth. Thousands of poems are popularly attributed to Kabir, but only a few written collections have survived over the centuries. The "Bijak" is one of the most important, and is the sacred book of those who follow Kabir.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195148763
ISBN-10: 0195148762
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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