Love Song of the Dark Lord

Jayadeva's Gitagovinda, 20th anniversary edition

Edited and translated by Barbara Stoler Miller. With a foreword by John Stratton Hawley

Columbia University Press

Love Song of the Dark Lord

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Pub Date: November 1997

ISBN: 9780231110976

254 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $34.00£27.00

Pub Date: November 1997

ISBN: 9780231515481

254 Pages

Format: E-book

List Price: $33.99£27.00

Love Song of the Dark Lord

Jayadeva's Gitagovinda, 20th anniversary edition

Edited and translated by Barbara Stoler Miller. With a foreword by John Stratton Hawley

Columbia University Press

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.
This Gitagovinda will be the English standard for our generation. ASIA Bulletin
Excellent...[This translation] beautifully renders the Sanskrit lyric into poetic English and captures the rich imagery and musical rythms of Jayadeva's language. Choice
Foreword by John Stratton Hawley
Preface
A Note on Sanskrit Pronunciation
Introduction
1. Jayadeva: The Wandering Poet
2. The Lyrical Structure of Jayadeva's Poem
3. Jayadeva's Language for Love
4. Krishna: Cosmic Cowherd Lover
5. Radha: Consort of Krishna's Springtime Passion
Notes
Gitagovinda: Translation

About the Author

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).