Author: Keshav M Mutalik
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171547885
Bards all over the world sing the praise of God. Songs of Divinity is a selection of Dasa (Bard or servant of God) songs translated from Kannada into English. Many Dasas have written songs in simple lucid Kannada to enable common people to understand God’s greatness, His merciful nature and His omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence. Devotion, total surrender to the Lord, would attract His blessings.
The Songs in the present book are written (or ascribed to, at times) by the Prince of Dasas, Purandara Dasa, Scholar-Poet Jagannath Dasa, Vijaya Dasa and other well-known bards. The songs teach man how to conduct himself in the society and how deceit, falsehood and pseudo-religious rituals lead man nowhere near happiness and the Lord’s mercy.
The translator was urged by many non-Kannada speakers to undertake the translation. Songs of divinity therefore would transcend the bounds of language to make the Dasas known everywhere. Divine glory and mysticism contained in many songs are explained by the translator’s comments. A brief life-sketch of each Dasa is presented to enable the reader to get familiar with the background.