top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Tukaram
Tukaram
Click on image to enlarge

R. D. Ranade - Author
Price: $31.95 
Paperback - 225 pages
Release Date: June 1994
ISBN10: 0-7914-2092-2
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-2092-8

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary

Three centuries after Jnaneshwar, devotional poetry had another full flowering in Western India. Tukaram Maharaj was a merchant and householder who seemed to fail at everything. Bankruptcy, the death of his first wife during a famine, and castigation by the Brahmin orthodoxy forced him into isolation—and there he poured out his longing and devotion in hundreds of songs. At first regarded as mad, musicians, singers, and ordinary villagers began to gather around him by the hundreds to hear his kirtans, celebrations of the Name of God. Tukaram's songs seem to have possessed some magical ability to exactly capture the devotional, egalitarian feeling of the community of bhaktas. In this brilliant pioneering study of Tukaram by the philosopher and mystic R. D. Ranade, written in the 1930s, Ranade describes what he refers to as the Hegelian dialectic of Tuka’s life and poetry: his withdrawal from society, his dark night of the soul, and his emergence from humiliation, confusion and doubt into the state of mystical knowledge and inner joy. While Jnaneshwar always writes from the lofty mountain top of spiritual realization, Tukaram takes us with him on the journey itself, with all its subtle ordeals and breakthroughs. Tukaram is an important poet, one whose stature in Marathi literature is comparable to that of Shakespeare in English. Ranade's study is an indispensable introduction.

Trim Size: 3-3/4 x 6 inches


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Biographical Introduction

1 Tukarama's Mystical Career

2 Tukarama's Mystical Teaching

3 General Review


Related Subjects
/24898(WDE//)

Related Titles

Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love
Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love
Sufi Wisdom
Sufi Wisdom
Blessed Excess
Blessed Excess
John Dee's Occultism
John Dee's Occultism
Ethics for a Small Planet
Ethics for a Small Planet
Women Mystics Confront the Modern World
Women Mystics Confront the Modern World
To Relieve the Human Condition
To Relieve the Human Condition
Samadhi
Samadhi
The Heterodox Hegel
The Heterodox Hegel
Philosophical Theology Set (Volumes 1, 2 and 3)
Philosophical Theology Set (Volumes 1, 2 and 3)



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg