Spiritual revolutionaries of the South

Print edition : August 21, 2015

Basavanna. His vachanas (prose-lyrics) are replete with caustic comments on the insitution of caste. Here, a statue of him in Bangalore. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Manikkavachakar. His "Tirukkovaiyar" is almost like a poem of love, separation and reunion, erotic and allegoric at the same time.

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