Question re: Niscaladasa and/or Dadu Mahashay

Romila Thapar romila at SPACPL.COM
Sun Jun 4 09:08:04 UTC 2006

Dear Prem,

First of all if you are coming to Delhi during June or August please get in 
touch. I am out in July. Call me at 26831744 or 41328003. It will be great 
to see you again.

Never heard of your village, unless Kerhowli is a mistake for Mehrauli, 
which was a village near Delhi with many khanqahs, etc; and is now a 
fashionable suburb of south Delhi ! But we could go there and enquire about 
the shAkhA.

But I suggest you consult the topographical sheets of the Survey of India 
for villages near Delhi.

Best wishes,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Prem Pahlajrai" <prem at U.WASHINGTON.EDU>
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2006 6:21 AM
Subject: Question re: Niscaladasa and/or Dadu Mahashay

> Dear Indologists, particularly those familiar with Delhi & Kashi,
> I am studying the works of Ni'scaladAsa, a late 19th century advaita 
> scholar and author of the V.rttiprabhAkara and VicArasAgara. I recently 
> came across a reference in the latter work where the author states the the 
> text was completed in a village by the name of Kiha.dauli, 18 kos west of 
> Delhi. A possible alternate name may be Kehrowli. An introduction to a 
> 1962 edition of this work states that Ni'scaladasa's guru, DAdU MahA'saya 
> lived in this village and that there is still a lineage ('si.sya-'sAkhA) 
> functioning there.
> I will be in India this summer and am hoping to visit this village, if I 
> can find it. Has anyone heard of it, or of this lineage?
> Ni'scaladAsa is also said to have been active in Varanasi, and Ramsimha 
> Raja of Bundi was a patron of his. I'd appreciate any leads in this 
> connection.
> Thank you,
> Prem Pahlajrai
> PhD student
> University of Washington,
> Seattle USA

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