The Sants: Studies in a Devotional Tradition of India

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1987 - Bhakti - 472 pages
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Contents

HI MOVEMENTS
3
Sants and the Sant Tradition in the Context of Overseas
13
Santism as the Universal Path to Sanctity
21
The Ineffable Nirguna Brahman
41
The Interaction of Saguna and Nirguna Images of Deity
47
Love and Meditation in the Bhakti Tradition
53
The Doha as a Vehicle of Sant Teachings
61
The Writings of the Tamil Siddhas
64
The Sant in Sur
191
CONTENTS Preface ix
333
List of Illustrations xi
339
Introduction 1
341
Banaras Brocades 10
350
Baluchan 26
367
Cashmere 35
393
Kalamkarf 44
410

The Sant as a Link between Cultures
91
A Comparative Study
111
Kabirs Rough Rhetoric
141
Tagores Kabir
167
The Sources
181
Patola 62
428
NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS
451
INDEX
558
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