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Inhaltsangabe: Hailed as early feminist literary voice, Akka Mahadevi was born in the twelfth-century in the southwest Indian province of Karnatka. As a child she was initiated into the worship of Channamallikarjuna (translated here as 'jasmine-tender'), her village's version of Siva. She was forced to marry her region's ruler. But because she was devoted only to Siva, she left her husband and all her possessions including her clothes, and wandered a naked poet-saint covered only by her long hair. Her vacanas—a new populist literary form meaning literally 'to give one's word'—collected here demonstrate both her radical devotion to Siva and the radical commitment to equality for her the vira-saiva movement she joined.
About the Author: Vinaya Chaitanya was born in Muvattupuzha the place of the three rivers in the foothills of the Western Ghats, before the invasion of rubber plantations, in 1952. He met and was accepted as a disciple by Dr Nataraja Guru (1895 1973), disciple and successor of Narayana Guru, the philosopher-poet of Kerala. He studied under Nataraja Guru in the gurukula, a worldwide contemplative community open to all. While serving his guru as head of the Narayana Gurukula Institute of Aesthetic Values in rural Bangalore for forty years, Vinaya was fortunate to learn Kannada from minstrels who introduced him to the vacana, kirtanas and tatva forms of mystical poetry. Vinaya has published books in Malayalam, Kannada and English. He now continues the wisdom-sharing tradition of the gurukula without institutional affiliation, treating the whole world as his gurukula (family of the guru).
Titel: Songs for Siva: Vacanas of Akka Mahadevi (...
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