By: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy & Arun Sen
New Delhi, India, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/Clarion Books: 1994
Seller ID: 101630
Vidyapati ?hakur, one of the most renowned medieval Maithili poets, composed the wreath of songs, the theme of which is the same as that of Gitagovinda the courtship of God and the soul, under the names of Radha and K???a. The story of love told in the poems is an allegorical representation of the yearning of the human soul for the Divine.The poetry of Vidyapati arrested Coomaraswamy's attention for translation, although translation was otherwise least of his callings. Perhaps he felt the need to convey through the English language the multi-layered symbolism of these seemingly simple verses r... View More...