Author: Eminent Contributors
Publisher: Publications Division
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This work introduces Cultural Leaders of India to the general reader , who is keen to learn more about the past but who has no knowledge of details.
With the decline of Hindu kingdoms, the ideals and institutions of Dharma and Bhakti faced great threats. At that time came on the scene a line of saints and mystics who brought the wisdom of the ancients to the common people. They successfully adopted the medium of song in spreading wisdom and knowledge of the ancients.
In these 2 volumes, an attempt has been made to present the contributions of 26 devotional poets and mystics. They belonged to different regions and religions of the country. With satire and sarcasm and in homely language with similes and symbols, they declaimed against hypocrisy and corruption and empty forms and rituals. These minstrels of God kept up the morale of the people and highlighted the superiority of spiritual values over mundane pursuits.
In the series on Cultural Leaders of India, these 2 volumes offer the general reader authentic accounts of the life and work of great figures since the earliest times who have contributed in large measure to the culture and thought of India and influenced the mind and life of its people.