Krishna by Edwin Bryant
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The Beautiful Legend of God Srimad Bhagavata Purana Bk.10

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Krishna by Edwin Bryant

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"The Purana" is one of the two most important and popular Hindu texts, the other being the "Ramayana". It is part of the popular tradition, rather than a literary classic like the Upanishads or the Gita. It tells the story of the god Krishna, the supreme godhead of the Hindus and worshipped by them for over two and a half millennia. The most popular stories about him occur in this, the 10th book, which is the climax of the epic. The stories relate to Krishna's childhood and adolescence in the forests of Vrindavan among the herdspeople, delightful tales which lie behind much of Hindu art, appearing in painting, temple sculpture, drama, dance and song.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140447996
ISBN-10: 0140447997
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 133mm x 27mm)
Pages: 608
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Edwin Bryant

Edwin F Bryant is Lecturer on Indology, Department of Religion, Rutgers University and a specialist in Indic civilisations, religions and languages, Hinduism, and Comparative Religion.

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