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Krishna A Sourcebook

ISBN-10: 0195148924

ISBN-13: 9780195148923

Edition: 2007

Authors: Edwin 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 brings together new translations of representative samples of Krishna religious literature from a variety of genres -- classical, popular, regional, sectarian, poetic, literary, andphilosophical.
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/18/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

EDWIN F. BRYANTreceived his PhD in Indology from Columbia University. He is a professor of Hindu religion and philosophy at Rutgers University, and also teaches workshops on the yoga su- tras and other Hindu texts in yoga communities around the world.

Contributors
Introduction
Classical Source Material
Krishna in the Mahabharata: The Death of Karna
Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita
The Harivamsa: The Dynasty of Krishna
Krishna in the Tenth Book of the Bhagavata Purana
Regional Literary Expressions
Orissa: Shri Krishna Jagannatha: The Mushali-parva from Sarala's Mahabharata
Assam: Shankaradeva's Parijata Harana Nata
Tamil Nadu: Weaving Garlands in Tamil: The Poetry of the Alvars
Maharashtra: Games with God: Sakhya-bhakti in Marathi Sant Poetry
Braj: Fishing in Sur's Ocean
Rajasthan: Mirabai and Her Poetry
Gujarat: Govinda's Glory: Krishna-Lila in the songs of Narasinha Mehta
Sanskrit from Tamil Nadu: At Play in the Forests of the Lord: The Gopalavimshati of Vedantadeshika
Philosophy and Theology
Krishna in Advaita Vedanta: The Supreme Brahman in Human Form
Ramanuja and the Meaning of Krishna's Descent and Embodiment on This Earth
Madhva Vedanta and Krishna
The Six Sandarbhas of Jiva Gosvami
A Selection from the Bhaktirasamritasindhu of Rupa Gosvamin: The Foundational Emotions (Sthayi-bhavas)
The Divine Feminine in the Theology of Krishna
Hagiography and Praxis
Kumbhandas: The Devotee as Salt of the Earth
The Bade Shikshapatra: A Vallabhite Guide to the Worship of Krishna's Divine Images
Vaishnava Pilgrimage: Select Puranic Texts
Chaitanya Vaishnavism and the Holy Names