Author: A J AlstonPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 144ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788120804425
The Devotional Poems of Mirabai offers the reader a sober English translation of two hundred of her Padas, based on the interpretative work of Indian scholars that has appeared during the last few decades. Three introductory essays deal with her life, her place in the Bhakti movement and the characteristics of her poetry. Terminal notes explain the mythological references to the non-Hindu reader. These poems widely loved in much of northern India express an intense love for Krishna and are especially affecting when separation from the divine lover is the theme. Given the dearth of good, easily accessible translations of bhakti poetry, this volume is highly recommended.