Kabir (ca. 1440–1518)
One of the most celebrated mystics of fifteenth- to sixteenthcentury
India, who practiced yoga and attempted to reconcile
Hindus and Moslems. After his death he was claimed by both
religions. Kabir’s inspirational hymns are very moving and are
still popular in present-day India. His teachings were a forerunner
of Sikhism, which was established by his disciple Guru
Nanak.
Sources
Hedayetullah, Muhammed. Kabir The Apostle of HinduMuslim
Unity. Delhi, India Motilal Banarsidass, 1977.
Kabir. One Hundred Poems of Kabir. Translated by Rabinadrath
Tagore. London, 1915.
Kay, Frank E. Kabir and His Followers. London, 1931. Lorenzen,
David N. Kabir Legendas and Ananta-das’s Kabir Parachai. Albany
State University of New York Press, 1991.
Westcott, G. H. Kabir and the Kabir Panth. Calcutta Varanasi
Bhartiya Publishing House, 1974.

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