William J. Jackson
This anthology provides a study of, and a selection from the songs of three singer-saints of 16th-century southern India: Annamacharya, Purandaradasa, and Kanakadasa. It contains biographical and critical essays on the singer-saints along with fresh translations of the songs. A general introduction and an essay on Bhakti literature put the songs into their historical and literary context. This book is intended for those interested in Indian literature, culture, music, history and Hindu saints.