By Linda Hess
As texts and performances are constantly 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 firms, castes and groups. discussion among religious/spiritual Kabir and social/political Kabir is a continual topic during the ebook: ambiguously positioned among Hindu and Muslim cultures, Kabir rejected non secular identities, pretentions, and hypocrisies. yet even whereas satirizing the spiritual, he composed wonderful poetry of spiritual adventure and mental perception. A weaver through exchange, Kabir additionally criticized caste and different inequalities and this present day serves as an icon for Dalits and all who try to take away caste prejudice and oppression.
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