Krishna: A Sourcebook

Paperback | July 2, 2007

byEdwin F. Bryant

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In the West Krishna is primarily known as the speaker of the Bhagavad Gita. But it is the stories of Krishna's childhood and his later exploits that have provided some of the most important and widespread sources of religious narrative in the Hindu religious landscape. This volume bringstogether new translations of representative samples of Krishna religious literature from a variety of genres -- classical, popular, regional, sectarian, poetic, literary, and philosophical.

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In the West Krishna is primarily known as the speaker of the Bhagavad Gita. But it is the stories of Krishna's childhood and his later exploits that have provided some of the most important and widespread sources of religious narrative in the Hindu religious landscape. This volume bringstogether new translations of representative sampl...

Edwin Bryant is an Associate Professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 1.5 inPublished:July 2, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

General IntroductionSection One: Classical Source Material1. Alf Hiltebeitel: Krishna in the Mahabharata: the Death of Karna2. Robert N. Minor: Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita3. Ekkhard Lorenz: Harivamsha: The Dynasty of Krishna4. Edwin F. Bryant: Krishna and the Bhagavata PuranaSection Two: Regional Literary Expressions5. Bijoy M. Misra: Orissa -- Shri Krishna Jagannath: Translation of Mushali Parva from Sarala's Mahabharata6. William L. Smith: Assam -- Shankaradeva's Parijata Harana Nata7. Vasudha Narayanan: Tamil Nadu -- Weaving Garlands in Tamil: the Poetry of the Alvars8. Vidyut Aklujkar: Maharashtra -- Games with God: Sakhya Bhakti in Marathi Sant Poetry9. John Stratton Hawley: Vraj -- Fishing in Sur's Ocean10. Nancy Martin: Rajasthan -- Mirabhai and her Poetry11. Neelima Shukla Bhatt: Gujarat -- Krishna in the Poetry of Narasimha Mehta12. Steven P. Hopkins: Sanskrit from Tamil Nadu -- At Play in the Forests of the Lord: The Gopalavimshati of Vedanta DeshikaSection Three: Philosophy and Theology13. Lance E. Nelson: Krishna in Advaita Vedanta: The Supreme Brahman in Human Form14. Francis X. Clooney, S.J.: Ramanuja and the Meaning of Krishna's Descent and Embodiment on this Earth15. Deepak Sharma: Madhva Vedanta and Krishna16. Satyanarayana Dasa: The Six Sandarbhas of Jiva Gosvamin17. David Haberman: A Selection from the Bhaktirasamritasindhu of Rupa Gosvamin18. Graham Schweig: The Divine Feminine in the Theology of KrishnaSection Four: Hagiography and Praxis19. Richard Barz: Kumbhandas: the Devotee as Salt of the Earth20. Paul Arney: A Vallabhite Guidebook for the Worship of Krishna's Divine Images21. Paul Sherbow: Vaishnava Pilgrimage: Select Puranic Texts22. Neal Delmonico: Chaitanya Vaishnavism and the Holy Names