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A book titled “The Life, Vision and Songs of Kabir” by Vipul Rikhi

The book, “Drunk on Love: The Life, Vision and Songs of Kabir”, published by HarperCollins India and written by writer-singer Vipul Rikhi, presents the 15th-century poet, as he is described, quoted, and loved in popular imagination. A new book aims to capture the life of mystic poet Kabir through popular legends, his vision and his poetry that has been quoted and translated extensively.

The essence of the book

The book brings into one place stories from Kabir’s life, his most famous songs, “as well as his fiercely iconoclastic and inspiring vision”. The essence of Kabir to a contemporary readership. Through his lived, practical understanding of the centuries-old verses, he reacquaints us with their core wisdom, which we can apply to our own lives. This is Kabir for the modern mind to engage with and learn from,” Swati Chopra, associate publisher, HarperCollins.

Drunk on Love argues that Kabir is not just one person but an idea that belongs to the people of India, who have preserved and nurtured it as a living tradition over an incredible span of time.

In a flowing, conversational style, the book captures his life as told through popular legends, his poetry which has been quoted and translated extensively, and his vision, which it explores in depth through key concepts such as ‘Jheeni’, ‘Raam’, ‘Guru’, ‘Sahaj’, ‘Shoonya’, and others.

An essential introduction to the phenomenon that is ‘Kabir’, Drunk on Love presents the poet, as he is described, quoted and loved in popular imagination.

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