This anthology provides an English translation of the songs of three great singer-saints of sixteenth century southern India named Annamacharya, Purandaradasa, and Kanakadasa. William Jackson illuminating essays on each of the singer-saints tell the stories of their lives and the literature they originated. A general introduction and an essay on bhakti literature put the songs into their historical and literary context.|
About the Author:
WILLIAM J. JACKSON is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University. His book on Tyagaraja is acknowledged to represent the finest scholarship in the field.