Janabai
India (1298 - 1350?) Timeline
Yoga / Hindu : Vaishnava (Krishna/Rama)


Poems by Janabai
Books - Links

Janabai was born in the Maharashtra region of India to a low-caste family. It was not uncommon for poor families to hire their children out as domestic servants, and this is what happened to Janabai at age 7. But the household she was sent to was unusual, for it belonged to the much-revered poet Namdev. It was in this household that Janabai spent the rest of her life.

Janabai's poetry suggests a life of difficult labor in the household, but one that was constantly revived and supported by her intimacy with the Divine.

Poems by Janabai


Recommended Books: Janabai

Women Writing in India: 600 BC to the Present: Volume 1 Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion Women Saints in World Religions





Related Links

Janabai
http://home.infionline.net/~ddisse/janabai.html

A very brief biographical sketch, several poems, some book sources listed.

Namdev
http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/saints/namdev.htm

Janabai is mentioned significantly in this biography by Swami Sivananda of the great poet Namdev.
Janabai