Krishna,The

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Orient Blackswan, Jan 1, 2005 - Hindu mythology - 159 pages
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A retelling of the story of Krishna, drawing from the puranas, folk tales and legends. Krishna means the dark one; it also means the one who attracts us to him. Divine, at the same time endearingly human, Krishna is at once the beloved child, the stealer of hearts, the loyal friend, the astute stalesman, the king, the valiant hero. This retelling in by Shanta Rameshwar Rao is simple enough to be understood by young readers, and evocative and thought provoking enough for adults. The author tells the story in such a way that we are both moved and charmed. There is a sense of the Divine here, at the same time, the retelling makes it very relevant to contemporary life. The book includes 16 paintings by the celebrated artist Bulbul Sharma. The line drawings are derived from the Sanjhi motifs of Vraj.
 

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Contents

Chapter Page 1 Kamsa
1
Number Page 1 Vasudeva takes Krishna to Gokula
9
Akrura
12
Gokula
15
Krishna Asks for the Moon
17
Putana
21
The Butter Thief
26
Radha
29
Kamsa Plots Again
62
Farewell to Vrindavana
72
Maharaas
75
Radha and Krishna
77
The Brothers in Mathura
81
The Fall of a Tyrant
88
After Kamsas Death
97
The Death of Kamsa
99

Vrindavana
35
Stealing the Gopis Clothes
39
Kaliya
42
Subduing Kaliya
45
The Wedding of Radha
50
The Music of the Flute
51
Balarama and the Demons
53
Govardhana
58
Raising Govardhana
61
The Migration to Dwarka
104
Krishna and his Queens
110
The Rise of the Pandavas
121
Descent into War
129
Krishna the Charioteer
140
The Unfolding of Destiny
147
Krishna Casts off his Body
157
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