In Praise of Krishna: Songs from the Bengali / Edition 1

In Praise of Krishna: Songs from the Bengali / Edition 1

by Anju Chaudhuri, Edward Cameron Dimock
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226152316

ISBN-13: 9780226152318

Pub. Date: 08/28/1981

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Arising out of a devotional and enthusiastic religious movement that swept across most of northern and eastern India in the period from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the powerful and moving lyrics collected and elegantly translated here depict the love of Radha for the god Krishna—a love whose intensity and range of emotions trace the

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Arising out of a devotional and enthusiastic religious movement that swept across most of northern and eastern India in the period from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the powerful and moving lyrics collected and elegantly translated here depict the love of Radha for the god Krishna—a love whose intensity and range of emotions trace the course of all true love between man and woman and between man and God. Intermingling physical and metaphysical imagery, the spiritual yearning for the divine is articulated in the passionate language of intense sensual desire for an irresistible but ultimately unpossessable lover, thus touching a resonant chord in our humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226152318
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/28/1981
Edition description:
Phoenix ed
Pages:
118
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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