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Bodies of song : Kabir oral traditions and performative worlds in North India, Linda Hess

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Bodies of song : Kabir oral traditions and performative worlds in North India
Title
Bodies of song
Title remainder
Kabir oral traditions and performative worlds in North India
Statement of responsibility
Linda Hess
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Kabir was a great iconoclastic-mystic poet of fifteenth-century North India; his poems were composed orally, written down by others in manuscripts and books, and transmitted through song. Scholars and translators usually attend to written collections, but these present only a partial picture of the Kabir who has remained vibrantly alive through the centuries mostly in oral forms. Entering the worlds of singers and listeners in rural Madhya Pradesh, Bodies of Song combines ethnographic and textual study in exploring how oral transmission and performance shape the content and interpretation of vernacular poetry in North India. The book investigates textual scholars' study of oral-performative traditions in a milieu where texts move simultaneously via oral, written, audio/video-recorded, and electronic pathways. As texts and performances are always socially embedded, Linda Hess brings readers into the lives of those who sing, hear, celebrate, revere, and dispute about Kabir. Bodies of Song is rich in stories of individuals and families, villages and towns, religious and secular organizations, castes and communities. Dialogue between religious/spiritual Kabir and social/political Kabir is a continuous theme throughout the book: ambiguously located between Hindu and Muslim cultures, Kabir rejected religious identities, pretentions, and hypocrisies. But even while satirizing the religious, he composed stunning poetry of religious experience and psychological insight. A weaver by trade, Kabir also criticized caste and other inequalities and today serves as an icon for Dalits and all who strive to remove caste prejudice and oppression"--
  • "North Indian poetry, music, religion, and politics come to life in Bodies of Song, a textual and ethnographic work on the oral traditions of Kabir, one of the great fifteenth-century iconoclastic poet of Hindi literature. Linda Hess's book provides stories of individuals and families, villages and towns, religious and secular organizations, castes and communities of those who sing, hear, celebrate, revere, and dispute about Kabir"--
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Hess, Linda
Dewey number
891.4/312
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PK2095.K3
LC item number
Z696 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kabir
  • Oral tradition
  • Malwa (Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, India)
  • Kabir
  • Kabir
  • RELIGION / Hinduism / History
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / Indic
  • Oral tradition
  • Religion
  • India
  • Noord-India
  • Aufführungspraxis
  • Hindi
  • Hinduismus
  • Islam
  • Lyrik
  • Musik
  • Mündliche Überlieferung
  • Politik
  • Religion
  • Indien
Label
Bodies of song : Kabir oral traditions and performative worlds in North India, Linda Hess
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Transliteration -- Introduction -- 1. "You Must Meet Prahladji!" -- 2. Oral Tradition in the Twenty-First Century: Observing Texts -- 3. True Words of Kabir: Adventures in Authenticity -- 4. In the Jeweler's Bazaar: Malwa's Kabir -- 5. Oral Tradition in the Twenty-First Century: Exploring Theory -- 6. A Scorching Fire, a Cool Pool -- 7. Fighting over Kabir's Dead Body -- 8. Political/Spiritual Kabir
Control code
904713363
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 467 pages
Isbn
9780199374175
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014036589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904713363
Label
Bodies of song : Kabir oral traditions and performative worlds in North India, Linda Hess
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Transliteration -- Introduction -- 1. "You Must Meet Prahladji!" -- 2. Oral Tradition in the Twenty-First Century: Observing Texts -- 3. True Words of Kabir: Adventures in Authenticity -- 4. In the Jeweler's Bazaar: Malwa's Kabir -- 5. Oral Tradition in the Twenty-First Century: Exploring Theory -- 6. A Scorching Fire, a Cool Pool -- 7. Fighting over Kabir's Dead Body -- 8. Political/Spiritual Kabir
Control code
904713363
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 467 pages
Isbn
9780199374175
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014036589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904713363

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