Ravidās, who is also known as Raidās in Hindi and Rohidas in Marathi, is remembered in India as the greatest poet-saint of the → bhakti tradition from an untouchable community. He was a younger contemporary of → Kabīr, but the precise dates of Kabīr's and Ravidās's lives are not known, although contemporary scholarship suggests that Ravidās probably lived from around 1500 to 1550 CE (Callewaert & Friedlander, 1992). Ravidās and Kabīr are thought to have lived and worked within communities where...[Show more]
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