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Gita Govinda: Love Song of the Dark Lord by…

Gita Govinda: Love Song of the Dark Lord

by Jayadeva

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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.… (more)



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I read Barbara Stoler Miller's introduction and translation of this Beautiful Hindu love poem about the love of Krishna and Radha "Gitagovinda". In the earlier poems, I thought that they were over-translated to the extent that epithets of Krishna are fully translated into English phrases. Later, epithets remains in Sanskrit. The introduction is very interesting but highly technical in places.

A note on editions: the preface states "Documentation of my critical study of the Gitagovinda is presented with the edited Sanskrit text, only in the hardcover edition of this book." The edition I read is a paperback reprint by Motilal Barnarsidass ISBN 81-208-0367-1 which does include the Sanskrit text and the extensive research notes. ( )
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Jayadevaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arnold, Sir EdwinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Boccali, GiulianoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chandra, MotiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Courtillier, GastonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Di Dio, Françoissecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fischer, Eberhardsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gägauf, UrsDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gosh, Parvatisecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hawley, John StrattonForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Humm,. ThomasPicture editingsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kaviraj, SudiptaForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lassen, ChristianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lévi, SylvainPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Menant, NicoleTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miller, Barbara StolerTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Museum RietbergCorporate Authorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pathy, Dinanathsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rückert, FriedrichTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Serra, EsteveTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Siegel, LeeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Steinbach, ErwinEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Varenne, JeanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vekerdi, JózsefTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Pralaya|payodhi|jale dhrtavan asi Vedam / vihia|vahitra|caritram akhedam-- / Kesava dhrtaMinasarira! / jaya Jagadisa Hare!
In the deluge of dissolution, undaunted you behaved / like a sailing ship that the Veda would be saved-- / Keshava-Krishna incarnate as the Fish! Hosanna to the Lord of the World, Hari-Krishna!
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