A Portrait of Lord Shree Krishna

A Portrait of Lord Shree Krishna

A Portrait of Lord Shree Krishna

A Portrait of Lord Shree Krishna


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Written in 1532 CE, the same period as Martin Luther, and just prior to colonial rule in India, A Portrait of Lord Shree Krishna,(for which the Sanskrit is Vidagdha Madhava) is a romantic drama, retelling the youth-hood of Lord Shree Krishna, the favourite divinity of the Indian sub-continent, who lived in Uttar Pradesh c. 1000 BCE, or earlier.

The dominant theme of the drama, whilst unorthodox, gives a clear vision of the dramatic power-play between fabulous blue-blackish Shree Krishna, and the fabulous cowherd girls of His village. The give and take is shared, but predisposes in favour of the cowherd girls. Krishna is a great hero, defending His kingdom against formidable antagonists, but He Himself is governed by the love of Shrimati Radharani. Radharani's epithet Madana-mohanamohini, lauds Her as the 'Enchantress of the enchanter of Cupid.' The narrative comprises a timeless exposition of power-sharing among genders.

For more information, visit author's website: www.arjundasadhikari.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781915996985
Publisher: Maple Publishers
Publication date: 09/06/2023
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

About Arjundas AdhikariArjundas Adhikari is the pen name of British translator, impresario, and traditional Indian theatre expert Andrew Horn. The son of neuroscientist Sir Gabriel Horn and grandson of Methodist minister and socialist peer Baron Soper, Andrew chose a different path to his famous forebears, being drawn towards Eastern spirituality. Serving as a Hare Krishna monk for 20 years, given the Hindu name 'Arjundas' (meaning 'The servant of Arjuna', referring to the legendary hero of the Indian epic, the Mahabharata), he divided his time between his devotional duties and the study of Hindu culture, including mastering the Sanskrit language. He has adapted and staged numerous classic Indian dramas around the world, and has received acclaim for his English translation of 16th century guru, poet, and philosopher Rupa Goswami's spiritual masterpiece, romantic drama the Vidagdha Madhava. Leading digital newspaper The London Economic has described his translation, titled A Portrait of Lord Shree Krishna and published through Maple Publishers, as, "A stunningly fresh and sensitive translation of a Sanskrit classic from an author who has clearly imbibed the rich culture it sprang from." Learn more by visiting www.aportraitoflordshreekrishna.com.
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