Bhakti: The Art of Devotion

Archana VenkatesanRafiq Kathwari, and Ravi Shankar engaged in a discussion Dec 10, 2016, concerning the poetics of Bhakti, the Sanskrit word meaning “to participate in, to share in, and to have love and devotion for.” Together, they examine Indian art and spirituality, spanning the linguistic worlds of Tamil and Urdu literature, and how it manifests in their own work in translation. Hosted by Poets House, the discussion “unpacked the complex prosody, rich cultural history, and rhetorical nuance of Indian verse.”

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