Love Song of the Dark Lord
Jayadeva's "Gita Govinda"
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Love Song of the Dark Lord by John Stratton Hawley
Book DescriptionJayadeva's dramatic lyrical poem Gitagovinda is one of the most important works in Indian literature and a source of religious inspiration in both medieval and contemporary Vaishnavism. Revealing an intense earthly passion to express the complexities of divine and human love, its songs are an important part of Indian devotional music and literature. The twentith anniversary edition of the renowned translation by noted scholar Barbara Stoler MIller brings this classic to a new generation of readers and offers fresh insights for those familiar with the text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231110976
(226mm x 145mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 5-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - John Stratton Hawley
Barbara Stoller Miller translated many works of Indian literature, including The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War and The Hermit & the Love Thief: Sanskrit Poems of Bharitrihari and Bilhana (both Columbia).
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