Author:Surdas

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Surdas
(1478/1479–1583/1581)
16th-century blind Hindu devotional poet and singer.

Some sources state that there were two poets by this name: a blind poet who was the author of the Sur Sagar, and a former governor of Sandila who was the author of some passages in the Guru Granth Sahib. Other sources identify them as the same person.

Works[edit]

The five works generally attributed to Surdas are:

The following are found in the Guru Granth Sahib:

  • A hymn, also attributed to Guru Arjan (page 1253)
  • A hymn, one line only of which appears in the Granth Sahib (page 1253)

A table of manuscripts from the Nagari Pracharini Sabha also lists the following works:

  • Dashamaskandh Teeka
  • Naagaleela
  • Bhaagavat
  • Govardhan Leela
  • Soorapacheesee
  • Soorasaagar Saar
  • Praanapyaaree

Works about Surdas[edit]


Works by this author published before January 1, 1926 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.