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Ravidās/Raidās
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Ravidās, who is also known as Raidās in Hindi and Rohidās in Marathi, is remembered in India as the greatest poet-saint of the bhakti tradition from an untouchable community. He was a younger contemporary of Kabīr, but the precise dates of Kabīr’s and Ravidās’s lives are not known, although contemporary scholarship suggests that Ravidās probably lived from around 1500 to 1550 CE (Callewaert & Friedlander…

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Friedlander, Peter, “Ravidās/Raidās”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000124>
First published online: 2018



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