About the Book :
With more and more youngsters of India adapting to English for their routine activities, many lyrical gems of Indian poets of yester-years in vernacular languages have become obscure or even lost to the new generations. The present book fills in this gap. It presents English version of some of the most popular songs of Sant Purandara Dasa, originally composed in Kannada. Besides explaining devotional and philosophical aspects of these songs, it also analyzes the views of Sant Purandara Dasa on societal mores and his criticism of the social evils of the 15th century India.
About the Author :
M.K.V. Narayan (b. 1933), a postgraduate in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur, retired as a senior executive in productivity and quality enginneering division of TATA STEEL. After retirement, he took to reading and writing on various issues relating to Indic culture. His deep interest in Carnatic music exposed him to bhajans in many vernacular languages. Besides many articles in magazines and on the Internet, Narayan also has a book to his credit, entitled, Exploring the Hindu Mind.
Introduction -- Human Ethics -- Human Moods -- Philosophy -- Devotion