At Play with Krishna: Pilgrimage Dramas from Brindaran

At Play with Krishna: Pilgrimage Dramas from Brindaran

by John Stratton Hawley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691014191

ISBN-13: 9780691014197

Pub. Date: 07/21/1985

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Every year thousands of pilgrims travel to Brindavan, the village where Krishna is said to have lived as child. There, in one of north Indias great spiritual centres, they witness a series of religious dramas called raslilas, whose central roles are performed by children. By translating four plays that collectively span this cycle, John Hawley provides a lively

Overview

Every year thousands of pilgrims travel to Brindavan, the village where Krishna is said to have lived as child. There, in one of north Indias great spiritual centres, they witness a series of religious dramas called raslilas, whose central roles are performed by children. By translating four plays that collectively span this cycle, John Hawley provides a lively perspective on the mythology of Krishna as Hindus experience it today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691014197
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/21/1985
Series:
Princeton Legacy Library Series
Pages:
340

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations, ix,
Preface, xi,
Transliteration, xv,
Chapter I Pilgrimage to Brindavan, 3,
Chapter II The Birth of Krishna, 52,
Chapter III The Theft of the Flute, 106,
Chapter IV The Great Circle Dance, 155,
Chapter V The Coming of Akrur, 227,
Notes, 275,
Glossary, 311,
Bibliography, 321,
Index, 333,

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