SONGS OF THE SAINTS OF INDIA
India's wisdom through popular songs of its saints of the devotional tradition. Texts as significant in contemporary religion and politics, whether protesting existing hierarchies of caste and gender, or confirming the status quo. Readings in English translation.
Kishangarhi Painting in the National Museum, New Delhi. Emperor Akbar listens secretly to Swami Haridas.
Listen to the songs of wisdom of India’s greatest saints.
Who were the rebels? Who the conformists?
What were the difficulties facing women saints?
Find out about their lives and why they are so vividly remembered.
Explore how they live on in popular culture.
Final project instead of final exam.