For Love of the Dark One

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Songs of MirabaiTranslations by Andrew Schelling.”Andrew Scheeling’s fine translations bring us a powerful embodiment of one of the world’s greatest poets. In this book, the erotic quality of Mirabai’s address to the sacred as Beloved comes clear as never before.”Mirabai was born a princess in 1498 in Rajasthan. From a young age Mirabai considered herself married to Krishna, or Shyam – the dark one. She lived an outspoken and controversial life in a difficult time, and her poetry reflects her passion for her dark one, surviving to this day as some of the most famous of Indian poetry.

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