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Love Song of the Dark Lord : Jayadeva's Gitagovinda - Barbara Stoler Miller

Love Song of the Dark Lord

Jayadeva's Gitagovinda

By: Barbara Stoler Miller (Translator), George Hawley (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 26th November 1997
ISBN: 9780231110976
Number Of Pages: 254
For Ages: 22+ years old

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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.

This Gitagovinda will be the English standard for our generation. ASIA Bulletin Excellent...[This translation] beautifully renders the Sanskrit lyric into poetic English and captures the rich imagery and musical rythms of Jayadeva's language. Choice

Translations from the Asian Classicsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
A Note on Sanskrit Pronunciationp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Jayadeva: the Wandering Poetp. 3
Notesp. 39
Gītagovinda Translationp. 67
The First Partp. 69
The Second Partp. 78
The Third Part Bewildered Krishnap. 82
The Fourth Part Tender Krishnap. 86
The Fifth Part Lotus-Eyed Krishna Longing for Lovep. 90
The Sixth Partp. 95
The Seventh Partp. 97
The Eighth Part Abashed Krishnap. 106
The Ninth Part Languishing Krishnap. 109
The Tenth Part Four Quickening Armsp. 111
The Eleventh Part Blissful Krishnap. 115
The Twelfth Partp. 122
Other Works in the Columbia Asian Studies Seriesp. 126
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ISBN: 9780231110976
ISBN-10: 0231110979
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 26th November 1997
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 14.5  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 20