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Great Songs : English Rendering of Srimanta Sankaradeva’s Bargît | Forum

'Great Songs : English Rendering of Srimanta Sankaradeva’s Bargît' is English translation of the medieval compositions by Srimanta Sankaradeva.




The original lyrics are also given in Roman script. The book is published by Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva. It is distributed by Bani Mandir, a publishing house of Guwahati. Their contact no is 94351 47832.


Srimanta Sankaradeva created a new classical school of music, known as Sankari music with his Bargît. He created new Râgas for singing the lyrics known as Bargît. These Bargîts or Great Songs are one of the main modes of conveying the principles of the Eka Sharana Nâma Dharma, the Vaishnavite order founded by Srimanta Sankaradeva. The saint composed these lyrics in the Brajâwalî form of Assamese language. These lyrics, composed in 15th-16th century, are considered great treasure of Assamese literature. They describe the glory of chanting God’s name and also narrate the attributes of lord Krishna as well as his exploits. The book 'Great Songs' is my attempt to render these great lyrics in simple English. Composed in verse form by me, this English translation gives the readers across the world a glimpse into the philosophy of Srimanta Sankaradeva.


Its ebook version is also available in amazon.com. The link is

Great Songs

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