Studying Love Tradition in Vidyapati and Few British Poets
Keywords:Tradition, Society, Love, dialects, Contribution
Vidyapati is a renowned Maithili poet as well as a Sanskrit writer. He was born in 1352 in Bisfi , a village situated in Madhubani district of Bihar. He was a well known poet of his time who was very far ahead of his contemporaries. His poetry was very influential and it was circulated in Maithili, Abahatta and Sanskrit. His poetry has also influenced languages like Hindustani, Nepali along with some other dialects which later got included in Maithili and Bengali. He has contributed a lot in formulating these languages so he is like Chaucer of England. Vidyapati is a kind of writer who is known best for his love poems and prayer songs. Sometimes he is also referred as kokil in Maithili literature. His fatherâ€™s name was Ganpati Thakur and it is believed that he has given the name Vidyapati to his son. His father was also a man of society who stood always for the common cause of the society. In books and several research papers the name of his father has been mentioned very less as there is very little information about him. This article is an attempt to study love tradition between Vidyapati and few British Poets.