Rupa & Company
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Surdas was a poet, saint and a musician and he was equally revered for his accomplishments in all these areas. He is believed to have been blind. He was very much immersed in the Bhakti movement that was sweeping India. This movement represented a grass roots spiritual empowerment of the masses. Surdas was a proponent of the Shuddhadvaita school of Vaishnavism. He is known for his magnum opus Sur Sagar which is said to have contained some 1,00,000 poems or songs of which only 8000 remain today. This book is a collection of Poems by Surdas compiled and edited by Prannath Pankaj. Prannath Pankaj was born in Amritsar in the year 1961, and completed his early eduaction there. He then obtained his M.A from St. Stephens College, Delhi University. He worked as a lecturer of Sanskrit in DAV College, Amritsar for a short period of time after which he got selected as a Probationary Officer in State Bank Of India. He served the institution for 35 years at various posts before retiring from State Bank Staff College in Hyderabad.