Songs of Saints from Adi Granth
by Nirmal Dass (9780791446843)

Songs of Saints from Adi Granth
 
Nirmal Dass
Release Date: 01 October 2000
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 308
Category: Sikhism
ISBN: 9780791446843
ISBN-10: 0791446840



This complete and accessible translation of the songs of the saints from the Sikh holy book the Adi Granth provides access to the hymns written by Hindu and Muslim devotional writers of north India, who flourished from the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries.

The songs of the saints hold a unique position in Sikhism in that they provide the faith with a prehistory that reaches back to the dawn of north Indian Bhakti and Sant traditions. These works provided a ground upon which Sikh gurus laid the foundations of their faith.

The songs also mark the earliest beginnings of Hindi literature. Although the literary output of these saints comes down to us in various stages of corruption, the works which appeared in the Adi Granth are unchanged since their inclusion in that work in the early 1600s.

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