Author: JayadevContributor(s)/Artiste(s): A K Tripathy/PC TripathyPublisher: Publications DivisionYear: 2006Language: multilingualPages: 187ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123013132
The widely acclaimed lyrical composition of Gita Govinda of Sri Jayadev, the 12 century A.D. saint poet, has been a powerful influence on several genres of creative and performing arts in various parts of India. It is perhaps the most lyrical Sanskrit composition of the medieval era. The book highlights the living traditions of Gita Govinda in present day Orissa, besides giving a host of historical and cultural references on the life and times of the saint poet in and around the temple city of Puri and his claimed native palace nearby.Gita Govinda is a perrennial source of visual imageries which helps to understand and appreciate the poet's socoety and the beautiful nature visualised in its various manifestations. Behind the lucidity of poetic narrations, Jayadev has narrated the facts of life in in the soceity through his poetry. Jayadeva's Gita Govinda contributed lyrical devotional poetry of the highest calibre in the shape of a dance drama of rare quality. From the view pointys of inspiration and expression, Gita Govinda had surpassed most of the preceeding works of Sanskrit literature. Its appeal was three dimendional namely poetry, music and the mystical spiritual content. Based on vast body of primary source material extant in private the public collections , these epigraphical records, commentaries transltions and imitations to pictorial material in practically all schools of miniture paining, .The discovery and full documentation ofthese illustrated manuscripts provide in-controvertible data for determining chronology an valuable for their intrinsic worth as pictorial expression. Fully illustrated in color on art paper, this book is a collector's edition.
PrefaceIntroductionGita govindaCHAPTER-IThe Philosophy of the Gita GovindaCHAPTER-IIMode of Singing of the Gita GovindaCHAPTER –IIIGita Govinda and the Jagannath Temple of PuriCHAPTER-IVJayadev-Legend, History and FolkloreCHAPTER-VKenduvilva of the Prachi VallyBibliography