Mysticism in Maharashtra
Indian Mysticism

By R.D. Ranade
December 2003
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
ISBN: 81-215-1094-5
494 pages, 5 " x 8 "
$37.50 Paper Original

This book analyses and evaluates the mystical trends observable in the writings of mystics in Medieval India with particular emphasis on the mystics of Maharashtra. We get a fair idea of the spiritual heaven introduced into Indian thought by the writers such as Ramananda, Kabir, Gauranga, Jnanesvara, Namadeva, Ekanatha, Tukarama, Ramadasa and others. The list exhausts all types of mysticism that are known to exist. The book is rather a study of comparative mysticism and it draws striking parallelism between the mystics of Maharashtra and the Western mystics like Plotinus, Eckhart, Dante and others.


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