Guru Ravi Das Chair of Sant Sahitya Studies is set up to study and research on various aspects of the life, work and teachings of the mystic poet, thinker and philosopher of 15th century Bhakti Movement, Guru Ravi Das. Often given the honorific title of 'bhagat' or 'saint', Guru Ravi Das is attributed with a large body of hymns, verses and poems that speak of universal brotherhood, tolerance, socialism, secularism, equality and breaking of caste and gender based hierarchies. Special emphasis is also laid on the study and research of Medieval Indian Sant Sahitya. The Chair encourages subject specific as well as comparative study and research of all Medieval Indian literature.
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