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ALIGARH: Dr. Taher H. Pathan, Head of Marathi Section, Department of Modern Indian Languages, Aligarh Muslim University, delivered a lecture on “Sant Literature References in Literary Research”, organized by the Center for UGC Human Resource Development, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.
He said that “Sant-Sahitya is theocentric in thought, possessing human values and self-realization. The Saints worked selflessly among the oppressed sections of society. They taught the meaning of brotherhood, integration, harmony and human dignity using the medium of poetry and music to advance their thoughts. Their works have enriched Indian languages, literature and culture.”
Citing examples from holy literature, Prof Pathan said the importance of the eternal voice of saints will remain relevant in every age, as the ideals of divine love of saints have universal appeal.
“Saint Poetry portrays the simple feeling of devotees who are ready in sadhana and wish well for everyone. This beacon has been shining light on human society for centuries while wandering in the darkness of despair, lust, resistance and of retribution. He will continue to lead the way in the future as well,” he added.
He concluded that “the poet saints were the founders of universal human religion and believed that so long as there was a distinction between caste and religion in society, humanity could not be respected.”