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Author : Jaya Madhavan
Illustrator : Saudha Kasim
Set centuries ago but with contemporary resonance, this captures the essence of the weaver-poet, Kabir, blending high drama and philosophy at a thriller-like pace.
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|Specifications||144 pages; 8.5 x 5.5; black & white; soft cover|
|Tags||day in the life, poet Kabir, Banaras, life and times of Kabir, Kabir's beliefs, history, social theme, culture, art|
Mystic weaver, radical reformer, loved and hated equally in his time . . . the simple wisdom of his pithy couplets, the famous dohas, makes him one of the most frequently quoted poets even today. Yet Kabir the person remains an enigma. This brilliant novel traces one day in Kabir's life, from Daybreak through Midday to Nightfall. Threading fact, legend and poetry into a superbly structured narrative, it etches Kabir's compelling persona against the backdrop of fifteenth century Banaras — a period that mirrors quite remarkably our own troubled times. Spare visuals before each section continue Kabir's own favourite metaphor of weaving, a delicate tapestry of the city unravelling as the day progresses. Kabir the Weaver-Poet is a landmark in contemporary writing for young readers and old — thrilling yet gently emotive, incredibly blending high drama with the mesmerising calm of Kabir's beliefs