The Life and Poetry of Rama Tirth

by Joan Greenblatt

Rama Tirth, the well-known poet-saint from India, was born on October 22, 1873, in the village of Muraliwala, about 60 miles north of Lahore, in what is now Pakistan. At the age of six, his extraordinary brilliance revealed itself. According to the customs of the day, he married at the age of ten and soon was sent to high school in a nearby city. Rama was put under the care of his father’s friend, Bhakta Dhanna Rama. Dhanna Rama was a spiritual aspirant and, through his influence, Rama Tirth thrived as he . . .

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