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Marathi writer

Ramadasa, originally Narayan Suryaji Thosar, was a great Marathi writer of the 17th century. An ardent devotee of Lord Ram, he was known for his saintliness. As a social worker, he worked for the upliftment of the poor and the deprived. Dosabodha is his most popular work. It took 50 years to compose Dosabodha, which is a dialogue between a teacher and his disciple illustrating the path of Bakhti. The work includes 20 parts running into 7751 ovis (verses). It depicts philosophical issues such as the nature of atman (self), jyana (knowledge), bhakti (devotion), death, and renunciation.

Updated on 18th July, 2005


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