Mahipati Dasa Songs

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Mahipatidāsara hāḍugaḷu : kavi paricaya, arthakōśa, ṭippaṇi sahita. Dhāravāḍa : Samāja Pustakalaya, 1978. From the University of Chicago Library.

ಮಹಿಪತಿದಾಸರ ಹಾಡುಗಳು Mahipatidasara Haadugalu (Mahipati Dasa Songs).

Mahipati Dasa was a 17th century composer of Carnatic music, writing many devotional songs. Descriptions of his life can be found here here and here. He was apparently an accountant before becoming a figure of the Haridasa movement.

I enjoy the rough treatment of the lettering – bold, gestural, and distorted. Seems really strange when encased in that floral frame, and next to the delicate drawing of Krishna and his accouterments.


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