History of Indian Civilization, Lec 19; UCLA, Lecture of 24 February 2012. Principal characteristics of the bhakti movement; the text called "Bhagavata Purana". Development of Indian languages. A few major bhaktas: Kabir, Chaitanya, Tulsidas, Mirabai, Jnaneshvar—nirguna (without form) and saguna (with form) poets. Guru Nanak and the founding of Sikhism. Early life of Nanak; some practices instituted by him, such as the langar. The miraculous in religion.
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