Kabir invites us into a wondrous city, a colourful palace, which is not far away but very close to us – the city of our own bodies. The song reminds us that looking for gods in temples is futile. Look within, the song says, while probing that elusive relationship between form and formlessness, the limited and the limitless.
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In 2003, this 15th century mystic poet from north India – Kabir – came alive in the unlikely context of north America, in a performance tour of the Malwi folk singer Prahlad Tipanya. This unusual journey was captured in the film – Ajab Shahar: Kabir in America – in which these songs of Kabir are interwoven with glimpses of the Indian folk artists discovering the culture of north America in myriad encounters.