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Tulsīdās

Tulsīdās or Tulasīdās (1532–1623). Indian poet and devotee of Rāma. He retold the Rāmāyaṇa in Hindi. His Ramcaritamānasa (The Holy Lake of the Deeds of Rāma) is far from being a translation, and remains a profoundly influential spiritual encouragement (sometimes called ‘the Bible of North India’). Later, he wrote Kavitāvali poems (of that metre) to Rāma, and Vinaya-patrikā, the petition to Rāma, and at least seven other works.

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