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Lallā (also known as Lalleśvarī or Lal Ded) is a 14th-century Śaiva mystic poet from Kashmir. Even though Lallā is an integral part of Kashmiri language and culture, no reference to her exists in the medieval Sanskrit literature. Jonarāja's Rājataraṅgiṇī, a chronicle of the period when Lallā lived, does not mention her at all. The reason for this neglect could be that…

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Odin, Jaishree K., “Lallā”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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