Mirabai Biography | Author of All I Was Doing Was Breathing

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Nationality 1: Indian

Birthdate: 1498

Deathdate: 1546

Mirabai (sometimes written as Mīrā Bāī) was a sixteenth-century Indian saint, poet, and devotee of the god Krishna. Devotion to Krishna is at the heart of “All I Was Doing Was Breathing.” The facts of her life that can be established beyond doubt are few, and traditional accounts of her life are embroidered with many legends. Mirabai was born into a minor royal family in Merta, in northwestern India, in approximately 1498. It is probable that her mother died when she was very young and that she was raised by her grandfather, Rao Duda, in a spiritual and devotional atmosphere. When Mirabai was still in her teens, possibly in about 1516, she married Bhoj Raj, a crown prince of the neighboring kingdom of Mewar.

Bhoj died of wounds received in battle five years later, in 1521. But instead of following...

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