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Bahina Bai: A Translation of her autiobiography and verses

by Justin E. Abbott

  • ISBN Hardcover: 9788120813342, 8120813340
  • ISBN Paperback: 9788120813359, 8120813359
  • Year of Publication: 1996
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 100
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 395.00

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    The Maratha people can point with pride to many of their poet-saints who

    were women of literary ability, wise in philosophy and godly in character.

    Bahina Bai is one of them. The present work introduces this saint-poetess

    whose autobiography and verses have been known to but a few outside


    The author has not attempted to translate all the verses of Bahina Bai.

    Instead, he has chosen such portions as seemed best adapted to give to the

    English reader the thoughts of this Indian woman that found expression in

    her verses nearly three hundred years ago.

    Bahina's autobiography, unique in Marathi literature, supplies all that is

    known of her. But it covers only the details of her early years. For her

    later years with their mental struggles, temptations, perplexities and

    thoughts of approaching death one has to gather from her verses such

    details as she has made possible.


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