Devoted to the Goddess: The Life and Work of Ramprasad

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In this book, Malcolm McLean examines the evidence for the life of Ramprasad, and finding little in the historical record, deconstructs the important early biographics, which contain material that is largely legendary in nature. A founder figure emerges whose "life, " modeled on that of the earlier saint, Caitanya, became a rallying point for his followers. An analysis of the approximately 350 songs of this "Ramprasad" are analyzed and show how he skillfully combined three important elements of the Hindu tradition into a ...

Devoted to the Goddess: The Life and Work of Ramprasad 1998, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791436905

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