Title:Tulasidasa: Poet, Saint And Philospher Of The Sixteenth Century
Author:Chandra Kumari Handoo
Publisher:orient longman private limited
Remarks:B&W Illustrations, No dust jacket and the book is just fine.
Size:140 x 220 mm
Tulasidasa is famous as the Author of the Ramacaritamanasa and other minor works. But in what sense is he the author? For the Ramacaritamanasa, for instance, he did not gather his material from previous writings on Rama. Nor did he invent it with his artistic imagination. In mystic vision, he saw the divine play of Rama and Sita unfold before his eyes; and what he saw he has narrated in his exquisite style. In order to understand Tulasidasa, we must remember that he was first and foremost a mystic, and then a poet.