Author:Krishna P. Bahadur

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Bahina Bai and Her Abhangas

By: Krishna P. Bahadur

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000408

ISBN: 8121507871

Condition: New


Bahina Bai, a Maharashtrian saint-poet, was born in Devagava, a village about two hundred miles from Bombay (now Mumbai), in a poor family of farmers. She was of religious bent of mind, but her husband was averse to her devotional trend, and particularly to the saint Tukarama who was of low caste, and whom she chose as her guru. Her devotion to Tukarama was also resented by other members of the higher caste. The cruel treatment of her husband and others, even made her think of suicide. However she persisted in her complete submission to Tukarama, and ultimately her family members relented. Bah... View more info

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Mira Bai and Her Padas

By: Krishna P. Bahadur

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2002

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 031866

ISBN: 8121507863

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Mira Bai belonged to the royal family of the Ranas of Mewara and was a staunch devotee of Krishna, worshipping him in the madhurya bhava of Vaishnavism. In the earlier part of her life she was ill-treated by her brother-in-law who even tried various means to kill her, but Krishna was ever her protector. Fed up, she went away to Merata, her maternal home and from there to Vrindavana and then to Dvaraka, where, according to traditional belief, she merged with the image of Krishna. Mira's verses have a musical ring and a number of them have been recorded on discs and cassettes. There have been ma... View more info

The Poems of Suradasa

By: Krishna P. Bahadur

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Abhinav Publications/Kaveri Books:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107913

ISBN: 8170173698

Condition: New


Suradasa, the blind saint-poet, lived in the sixteenth century during the establishment of the Mogul empire in India by Babur and its consolidation by Akbar. A Vaishnava of the Pushtimarga, he was spiritually inspired by Vallabhacharya and composed his outstanding work, the Surasagara ‘Ocean of Poetry’, closely following the Bhagavata, which narrates the deeds of Krishna, whose, staunch devotee he was. His numerous padas composed in Brajbhasha are a treasure house of the very best Hindi poetry on a level with that of Tulasidasa, the author of the Ramayana but unfortunately his poems remain... View more info