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Azim Premji University in association with the Kabir Project is organizing an event to launch Dr.Linda Hess’s forthcoming book "Bodies of Song: Kabir Oral Traditions & Performative Worlds in North India" published by the Oxford University Press. The event will be held at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Bengaluru on December 12, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The highlights of the event include Linda Hess in conversation with Ramachandra Guha, a Film Screening and Discussion: ‘History Vachanas Reveal’ by Deepa Dhanraj, and performance of Kabir songs by Kaluram Bamaniya and Mandali from Malwa.

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About Linda Hess

Linda Hess is a scholar, writer, and a lover of Kabir. She began her travels to India in the 1960s and has been studying and translating the poetry of Kabir since the 1970s. She has also been singing it, as she has focused on oral and musical traditions of Kabir in North India. Some of her significant publications and research include The Bijak of Kabir , (New York, Oxford University Press, 2002 - with Shukdev Singh, orig. 1983) considered by many to be one of the best translations of Kabir into English; Singing Emptiness: Kumar Gandharva Performs the Poetry of Kabir (Calcutta, Seagull Books, 2009) which includes a substantial introductory essay, bilingual texts of 30 songs, a CD with selected songs by Kumar Gandharva and contributions by two renowned Indian writers, U.R. Ananthamurthy and Ashok Vajpeyi. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University and is well covered in the media in India.

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