Eating God: A Book of Bhakti Poetry

By: Arundhathi Subramaniam

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The seeker’s impassioned yearning for the Divine, unmediated—here and now— is the essence of bhakti. As old as time, its spirit suffused the outpourings of mystic poets across India from the eighth century onward. Their compositions—passionate, sensuous, intimate, often articulated in regional languages and dialects—spoke to cobbler and priest alike, and have embedded themselves in our collective unconscious. The two-hundred-odd poems in this volume remind us of this rich palette of human longing: from the trenchant irony of Kabir and audacious sensuality of Annamayya and Chandidas to the earthy mysticism of Tukaram and fierce lyricism of Mira and Akka Mahadevi. We travel the emotional arc of bhakti, from wild longing to liberation, through these utterances and many more. Featuring classic translations by A.K. Ramanujan and Dilip Chitre, among others, as well as new and unpublished ones by acclaimed poets, Eating God is a fabulous treat for seekers and poetry lovers alike.Printed Pages: 256.

Title: Eating God: A Book of Bhakti Poetry

Author Name: Arundhathi Subramaniam

Categories: India, Religion,

Publisher: Delhi, India, Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.: 2014

ISBN: 0670087599

ISBN 13: 9780670087594

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 103423

Keywords: Eating God: A Book of Bhakti Poetry Arundhathi Subramaniam