Kabīr
(5,147 words)

In the 15th–16th centuries, there lived in Benares a poet-singer known as Kabīr (?–1518), weaver by trade and rebel in religious matters, who bequeathed to posterity a living tradition of singing his “truth” about worldly and divine questions and proposing a ne…

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Maya Burger, “Kabīr”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 29 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000112>
First published online: 2012



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