JLF: Kabir: An Iconoclastic Mystic
Linda Hess, Purushottam Agrawal, and Shruthi Vishwanath in conversation with Philip Lutgendorf
The songs of Kabira, the 15th century Indian poet, carry the legacy of the “living word.” Born to a family of Muslim weavers, he is revered both as a Sufi mystic and a Hindu devotional saint. An outspoken critic of blind faith and ritual practices, his poems reveal an ideology of love and simplicity. The simple power of his words, spoken and often sung in the colloquial tongue, carry resonance around the world even today. In a session of performance and discussion, scholars Linda Hess and Purushottam Agrawal, and singer and composer Shruthi Vishwanath invoke the medieval mystic.
- Saturday, Sep 21 2019
- 12:45pm - 1:45pm
- JLF - Skyscapes, 2nd floor
- Main Library