Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems,

Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems

Publisher: Beacon Press
BISAC/Subject: POE003000, LIT014000, POE009000
ISBN: 9780807097649, Related ISBNs: 080706386X, 0807063878, 0807097640, 9780807063866, 9780807063873
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 120
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Mirabai is a literary and spiritual figure of legendary proportions. Born a princess in the region of Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is more commonly known) eschewed the marriage her royal family had arranged for her, celebrating instead her right to independence and intense devotion to Krishna in both her life and poetry. In this collection, Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield, two of America's best poets, have created lively English versions of Mirabai's poems, using fresh images and energetic rhythms to make them accessible to modern readers.

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