Kabir: Selected Couplets from Sakhi in Transversion

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Title:Kabir: Selected Couplets from Sakhi in Transversion


Author:Mohan Singh Karki

Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publishers

Publish Year:2001

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back



Remarks:B&W Illustrations.


Size:138 x 215 mm


Price:USD 5.10

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  • The book opens a new vista in the sphere of verse translation in India. In the introductory part there is a departure from a mass of Hindi criticism. The bases of selection of dohas from the Sakhi are: Kabir's proverbial and worldy wisdom, analogy-finding gift, richness and variety of imagery, recurrent theme of death, gift for satire and rhetorical powers. This introductory part primarily focusses on Kabir as poet, which is his 'real estimate'. Thus, the introductory part is a piece of scholarly criticism judging and appreciating Kabir's Sakhi on the canons of English literary criticism. The versification (four-line stanza form in loose iambic tetrameter lines) has an easy flow and almost parallels the flow of Kabir's dohas. With the Hindi version and notes, the book will be a valuable reading especially for the English-speaking readers.

    Mohan Singh Karki

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