Bibliography on Bhajans and Devotional Songs
by Jennifer B. Saunders, Denison University
These items do not include what appears in the "Religion and Music in
South Asia" bibliography in the RISA archives.
Milton. "The Radha-Krishna Bhajanas of Madras City." in Krishna:
Myths, Rites, and Attitudes, edited by Milton Singer (pp. 90-138).
Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press,1966.
Rachel Fell. Singing to the Goddess.
NY: OUP, 2000.
M. Whitney. Singing to the Jinas: Jain Laywomen, Mandal Singing, and the
Negotiations of Jain Devotion. NY: OUP, 2001.
Francoise. "From Folklore to Devotion: Dhol Songs in Gujarat."
in Living Texts from India, edited by Richard K. Barz and Monika
Theil-Horstmann (pp. 87-102). Weisbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1989.
Joyce Burkhalter. Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India. Delhi:
Oxford University Press, 1996.
Linda and Maggie Jacobus. Kirtan!: Chanting As a Spiritual Path. St. Paul,
MN: Yes International Publishers, 2007.
volumes of *Bhajanamritam: Devotional Songs of Mata Amritanandamayi*
(available from www.amma.org)
Tracy. Guests at God's Wedding. (SUNY Press, 1995)
Neelima. Nectar of devotion : Bhakti-rasa in the tradition of Gujurati
saint-poet Narasinha Mehta. Thesis (Ph. D., Committee on the Study of
Religion)--Harvard University, 2003.
Thompson, Gordon Ross. Music and values in Gujarati-speaking western India. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, Los Angeles, 1987.
B. See also the forthcoming book:
Hess, Linda. Singing Emptiness: Kumar Gandharva and Kabir. Calcutta: Seagull Books, forthcoming April 2008.
Revised: July 30, 2007