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Table of Contents
  Section 1: Paper Presented at the Seminar
1. The Guru and the Pandit
2. A Re-appraisal of Lal Ded
3. Lal Ded : Her Spiritualism and World Order
4. Reconstructing and Reinterpreting Lal Ded
5. Lal Ded - The Poet Who Gave a Voice to Women
6. Language of La
l Ded's Poetry
7. Lal Ded and Kashmiri Chroniclers
8. Lal Vaakhs - Their Journey from Memory to Manuscript
9. Lalleshwari the Liberator
  Section 2: Book Extract
10. Lal Ded
11. Lalleshwari and Kabir
12. Concluding Remarks
  Section 3: Some Select Lallavaakhs
13. Some Vaakhs of Lal Ded and their English Translation
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A Select Bibliography

GEORGE A GRIERSON AND LIONEL D. BARNETT: Lalla Vakyani or The Wise Sayings of Lai Ded, Royal Asiatic Society Monograph, Vol. XVI, London, 1920.

ANAND KOUL : "Life Sketch of Laleshwari and LallaVakyani, The Indian Antiquary, Vols. L (1921), LIX (1930), LX (1931), LXI (1932), LXII (1933).

RICHARD CARNAC TEMPLE : The Word of Lalla the Prophetess, Cambridge University Press, 1924.

S.N. CHARAGI : Wise Sayings of Laleshwari: Vakyani, Trust Publishing House, Women's Welfare Trust, Srinagar, 1938.

SHANKAR LAL KAUL : Mother Lal of Kashmir, Vishva Bharati Quarterly, May-July, 1952, Calcutta,

KOSHUR SAMACHAR : Lal Ded Number (Vol. IX No.l, May-July 1971), Kashmiri Samiti, Kashmiri Bhavan, New Delhi, 1971.

JAYALAL KAUL : Lal Ded, Sahitya Akadenu, New Delhi, 1973.

B.N. PARIMOO : The Ascent of Self, Motilal Banarasi Dass, Delhi, 1987.

SWAMI MUKTANANDA : Lalleshwari : Spiritual Poems by Great Siddha Yogini, Gurudev Siddhapeeth, Ganeshpuri, 1981

NILAKANTH KOTRU : Lal Ded and Her Sayings, Utpal Publications, Srinagar, 1989.

R.N. KAUL : Kashmir's Mystic Poetess Lalla Ded alias Lalla Arifa, S. Chand and Co., New Delhi, 1999.

A.N. DHAR : Mysticism in the Vaakhs ofLal Ded, Prabuddha Bharata, December 1992, January 1993 and February, 1993 issues, Calcutta.

TO THE OTHER SHORE: Lalla's Life and Poetry: Jaishree Kak Odin, Vitasta, New Delhi, 1999.

S. BHATT, Ed., Kashmiri Pandits : A Cultural Heritage, Lancers Book P.O. Box 4236, New Delhi-110048, pp. 631.

T.N. MADAN, Non-Renunciation : Themes and Interpretations of Hindu Culture, Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford, 1987, pp. 187.

Lal Ded: The Great Kashmiri Saint-Poetess



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