WHY KABIR?

India Today - - SIMPLY BUZZ -

Writer and Car­natic mu­sic ex­po­nent, Vidya Shah—who per­formed at the fa­mous Assi ghat put things into per­spec­tive when asked about the rel­e­vance of Kabir to­day. “In a po­larised world, Kabir’s idea of Hindu-Mus­lim unity seems al­most prophetic. He is a sym­bol of com­mu­nal har­mony,” says Shah. Vipul Rikhi, poet and singer re­veals, “Kabir be­came pop­u­lar through his sat­sangs which had a rad­i­cal ques­tion­ing spirit yet a place where one found so­lace. Through his sat­sangs, Kabir was dis­rupt­ing power struc­tures around re­li­gion.” A power we wish more peo­ple had in to­day’s world.

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