Author: Prabhakar Maachave
Publisher: Punjabi University
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
The Punjabi University, when it formulated its plans and programmes for the celebration of 500th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, coming of in 1969, thought of bringing out biographies of three saint-poets of India, namely sheikh Farid, Namdev and Bhakt Kabir, whose hymns are found in the Adi-Granth side by side with the compositions of other bhaktas and the Gurus.
In the editorial scheme of the adi-Granth, the hymns of Namdev are given a place immediately after the compositions of the gurus and Bhakt Kabir, followed by the hymns of Ravidas, Farid, Trilochan, Sain, Pipa, Dhanna and Others, in the musical measures (ragas) represented in the book.