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Alwars and the Indian Vaishnavite Literatures: Originally Written in Tamil was awarded by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 2014

by Dr K.R. Vittal Doss

Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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The author has proved a basic concept in this book that ‘Nalayira Divya Prabandham’ worked as a basic scripture for the formation of Indian Vaishnavite literatures. The author has moulded the book in the form of an Encyclopedia of Bhakti (devotion). This book contains 16 chapters which deal with the Rama and Krishna Kavyas composed in the vernaculars of India such as Tamil, Saurashtrian language of Tamil Nadu, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali and Udiya. The author has described in detail the history of the direct and indirect impact of the hymns of Alwars on the Indian Vaishnavite literatures. The author has proved that the basic doctrines of philosophy, devotion and methods of worship etc. had spread throughout India from Tamil Nadu only. The Vaishnavite Bhakti Movement initiated by the Alwars enriched the Indian Bhakta poets who were born after the period of Alwars. The Ramayana epic of Adikavi Valmiki worked as the basic scripture for the formation of Indian Ramakavyas. All the Ramabhakta poets have composed their Rama Kavyas by making few alterations in the Ramayana story of Valmiki according to the need and social circumstance of their time. Ramayana of Valmiki has influenced the Indian people generation after generation and it is continuing to do so, even today also. This stout book has been written in simple English with an attractive lead, informative body and a telling conclusion and reveals the hard industry and vast knowledge of the author. The oneness and similarity found in the creations of the bhakta poets reveal that the atma of the Indian Vaishnavite literatures is one and the same.

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Book :
Alwars and the Indian Vaishnavite Literatures: Originally Written in Tamil was awarded by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 2014
Book ID :
351615
Author :
Dr K.R. Vittal Doss
ISBN 13 :
9788121513067
Year of Publication :
2018
Edition :
First
Publisher :
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
782
Size :
14 x 22 cm
Weight :
0.975 kg

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