By Linda Hess
As texts and performances are continually socially embedded, Linda Hess brings readers into the lives of these who sing, pay attention, have fun, revere, and dispute approximately Kabir. Bodies of Song is wealthy in tales of people and households, villages and cities, non secular and secular enterprises, castes and groups. discussion among religious/spiritual Kabir and social/political Kabir is a continual subject matter in the course of the booklet: ambiguously positioned among Hindu and Muslim cultures, Kabir rejected spiritual identities, pretentions, and hypocrisies. yet even whereas satirizing the spiritual, he composed gorgeous poetry of non secular event and mental perception. A weaver through exchange, Kabir additionally criticized caste and different inequalities and at the present time serves as an icon for Dalits and all who attempt to take away caste prejudice and oppression.
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Bodies of Song: Kabir Oral Traditions and Performative Worlds in North India by Linda Hess