Indian Songwriters Indian Songwriters: Sahir Ludhianvi, Kavi Pradeep, Gulzar, Kaifi Azmi, Biddu, Jasahir Ludhianvi, Kavi Pradeep, Gulzar, Kaifi Azmi,

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General Books, 2010 - 178 pages
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Srimanta Sankardeva, Sahir Ludhianvi, Kavi Pradeep, Anand Bakshi, Kaifi Azmi, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, Biddu, Hamsalekha, Gopaldas Neeraj, Prasoon Joshi, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Bishnuprasad Rabha, Hari Om Sharan, Balantrapu Rajanikanta Rao, Goreti Venkanna, Arunagirinathar, Hasrat Jaipuri, Ahmed Wasi, Guru Kalyan, Shakeel Badayuni, Chandrabose, Tanvi Shah, Sarim Momin, Rajendra Krishan, Jaideep Sahni, Shailendra, Kamalakanta Bhattacharya, Irshad Kamil, Mehboob Kotwal, Indeevar, Bhima Bhoi, P. K. Gopi, Sirasri, Kaif Bhopali, Nazim Panipati, Kamal Singh, Yusuf Ali Kechery, Bharat Vyas, V. Manohar, Verma Malik, Ram Sampath, Shamsher Singh Sandhu, R. N. Jayagopal. Excerpt: Mahapurusha Srimanta Shankardeva (1449-1568) (Assamese: ), saint-scholar, playwright, social-religious reformer, is a colossal figure in the cultural and religious history of Assam, India. He is credited with providing a thread of unity to Assam straddling two major kingdoms (Ahom and Koch kingdoms), building on past literary activities to provide the bedrock of Assamese culture, and creating a religion that gave shape to a set of new values and social synthesis. The religion he started, Mahapuruxiya Dharma, was part of the Bhakti movement then raging in India, and he inspired bhakti in Assam just as Ramananda, Guru Nanak, Kabir, Basava and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu inspired it elsewhere. His literary and artistic contributions are living traditions in Assam today. The religion he preached is practiced by a large population, and Sattras (monasteries) that he and his followers established continue to flourish and sustain his legacy. In reverence to his personality, teachings and oeuvre, he is a Mahapurusha, or "Great Man." Srimanta SankardevaSrimanta Shankaradeva was born into the Shiromani (chief) Baro-Bhuyans family, near Bordowa in Nagaon in a village called A...

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