Love Song of the Dark Lord: Jayadeva's Gitagovinda

Paperback | November 26, 1997

Translated byBarbara Stoler MillerForeword byGeorge Hawley

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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.

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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 ...

Barbara Stoller Miller translated many works of Indian literature, including The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War and The Hermit & the Love Thief: Sanskrit Poems of Bharitrihari and Bilhana (both Columbia).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 8.9 × 5.7 × 0.68 inPublished:November 26, 1997Publisher:Columbia University Press

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ISBN - 10:0231110979

ISBN - 13:9780231110976

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Foreword by John Stratton HawleyPrefaceA Note on Sanskrit PronunciationIntroduction1. Jayadeva: The Wandering Poet2. The Lyrical Structure of Jayadeva's Poem3. Jayadeva's Language for Love4. Krishna: Cosmic Cowherd Lover5. Radha: Consort of Krishna's Springtime PassionNotesGitagovinda: Translation

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Foreword by John Stratton HawleyPrefaceA Note on Sanskrit PronunciationIntroduction1. Jayadeva: The Wandering Poet2. The Lyrical Structure of Jayadeva's Poem3. Jayadeva's Language for Love4. Krishna: Cosmic Cowherd Lover5. Radha: Consort of Krishna's Springtime PassionNotesGitagovinda: Translation Miller's volume is an essential contribution to Indian study and to poetry in translation in general. She has given us the Indian equivalent of the Song of Songs without the usual sentimentality.