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Tukārām’s importance rests in three areas: first, of course, his poetry, whose rhythms and images are known across the face of Maharashtra; second, his life, which illustrates the ongoing importance of the Vārkarī pilgrimage, the kind of devotion it inspires, and the duties of the householder saint; and third, his part in building the unity of the Marathi-speaking peoples i…

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Eleanor Zelliot, “Tukārām”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000130>
First published online: 2012

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