Kabir, femininity, and mysticism

Rousseva-Sokolova, Galina (2023) Kabir, femininity, and mysticism. In: Gender and medieval mysticism from India to Europe. Routledge, London, pp. 154-169. ISBN 9781003350880

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While the paradigmatic gopis of Krishna bhakti clearly set the model for the soteriological strategies of the devotees, the importance of femininity in the nirgun̩ tradition is more ambiguous and often unacknowledged. This chapter will focus on the way different aspects of a woman’s life are instrumentalized by bhakti, exemplified by the pads of Kabir. It will serve to open a discussion about the extent to which they represent the appropriation of a stock of images, common throughout the poetic landscape of North India or whether they shape in more concrete and subtle ways the emotional experience of the audience

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Krishna bhakti | Femininity | Poetic landscape | North India
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Language and Linguistics
Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Literature and Literary Theory
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2024 14:29
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2024 14:29
Official URL: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.432...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/7306


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