Amir Khusrau (1253-1325) is regarded as the “father of qawwali” .He was an Indian musician, scholar and poet. He was an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent.He is said to have witnessed the reigns of eight Delhi Sultans from 'Ghiyasuddin Balban to Sultan Muhammad bin Tughluq'.
Which Sanskrit poet wrote famous book Geet Govinda?
The Gita Govinda (Song of Govinda) is a work composed by the 12th-century Indian poet, Jayadeva. It describes the relationship between Krishna and the gopis (female cow herders) of Vrindavana, and in particular one gopi named Radha.
Who was the founder of Advaita vada or the doctrine of non-dualism?
Adi Shankara was the founder of the Dashanami monastic order and the Shanmata tradition of worship. His works in Sanskrit, all of which are extant today, concern themselves with establishing the doctrine of Advaita (Sanskrit, "Non-dualism").
Bishandas a famous portrait painter resided in the court of?
Bishandas was a 17th-century portrait painter at the court of the Mughal emperor Jahangir. Though little is known of Bishandas' life, his name can indicate that he was a Hindu. In 1613 he was sent on a diplomatic mission to Persia, to paint the Shah's portrait.