On The Threshold: Songs Of Chokhamela ebook
by Suguna Ramanathan Rohini Mokashi - Punekar
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Chokhamela was a saint in' Maharashtra, India in the 14th century. He belonged to the Mahar caste, considered "untouchable" in India in that era. He was born at Mehuna Raja, a village in Deulgaon Raja Taluka of Buldhana district. He lived at Mangalvedha in Maharashtra. He wrote many Abhangas. He was one of the first Dalit poets in India. Chokhamela lived with his wife Soyarabai and son Karmamela in Mangalvedha. Chokhamela's task was to guard and work in farms of uppercast people.
On the Threshold Songs of Chokhamela Rohini Mokashi-Punekar. An untouchable in fourteenth-century western India, Chokhamela was cast out of temples because of his status. The Book of the Perfect Life. But his poetry captures this waiting, on the threshold of Hindu temples, without anger, without self-pity, Chokhamela belonged to the varkari tradition of Maharashtra, a sect that worshipped the god Vitthal but questioned the medieval orthodox Hindusim. the varkari tradition emphasizing simplicity is still alive in India today.
Another Chokhamela composition, performed by many sought after artistes even today, Johar Mai-baap Johar, garners loud . All translations by Rohini Mokashi-Punekar from the book On the Threshold: Songs of Chokhamela.
Another Chokhamela composition, performed by many sought after artistes even today, Johar Mai-baap Johar, garners loud applause at musical gatherings despite its wrenching lyrics, which describe the poet begging for leftover food. Johar, mai-baap, johar. I am the mahar of your mahars.
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On the Threshold Songs of d from the Marathi by Rohini Mokashi-Punekar. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar has inscribed his book The Untouchables who are they and why they became untouchables? to the memory of Chokhamela, Nandanar and Ravidas. Prasad, Amar Nath (2007).
Rohini Mokashi-Punekar teaches at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, in the Department of Humanities and the Social Sciences. She was an earlier member of the Department of English, St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad. Learn more about this copy.
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On the Threshold: Songs of Chokhamela, translated from the Marathi by Rohini Mokashi-Punekar. Ambedkar dedicated his book The Untouchables: Who are They and Why They Became Untouchables to the memory of Chokhamela, Nandanar and Ravidas. One Hundred Poems of Chokha Mela, translated from Marathi by Chandrakant Kaluram Mhatre. ISBN 978-93-5212-597-5. Sri Kshetra Pandharpur is a well known pilgrimage town on the banks of Chandrabhaga River in Solāpur district, Maharashtra, India.