Love Song of the Dark Lord: Jayadeva's Gitagovinda

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Columbia University Press, 1997 - Poetry - 125 pages
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Jayadeva'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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I read Barbara Stoler Miller's introduction and translation of this Beautiful Hindu love poem about the love of Krishna and Radha "Gitagovinda". In the earlier poems, I thought that they were over ... Read full review


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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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