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Krishna (Hindu deity)

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Works: 3,667 works in 5,552 publications in 15 languages and 47,608 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Art  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  Religious television programs 
Classifications: BL1220, 294.5211
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Publications about Krishna (Hindu deity)
Most widely held works about Krishna (Hindu deity)
    The Mahabharata by Peter Brook( visu )
    30 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,231 libraries worldwide
    The world of The Mahabharata is of profound storytelling power and spiritual import; within it a civilization rises, falls and is reborn
    Krishna; myths, rites, and attitudes by Milton B Singer( Book )
    15 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in English and held by 1,160 libraries worldwide
    Kṛṣṇa; the supreme personality of Godhead; a summary study of Śrīla Vyāsadeva's Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, tenth canto by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda( Book )
    44 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 1,093 libraries worldwide
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    Mahabharata by William Buck( Book )
    14 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
    "Few works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience, in nations with radically different languages and cultures, as the Mahabharata, a Sanskrit verse epic written some 2,000 years ago. The Mahabharata is probably the largest Indian epic ever composed. It is the story of dynastic struggle, between the Kurus and Pandavas for land. In his introduction, sanskritist B.A. Nooten notes "Apart from William Buck's rendition [no other English version has] been able to capture the blend of religion and martial spirit that pervades the original epic.""--Jacket
    The Mahabharata : a play based upon the Indian classic epic by Jean-Claude Carrière( Book )
    12 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 914 libraries worldwide
    The Mahabharata is 3,500 years old and is the longest poem in any language. It is one of the founding epics of Indian culture and, with its mixture of cosmic drama and profound philosophy (one small section forms the Bhaghavad Gita) holds a unique place in world literature
    The sword and the flute : Kālī and Kṛṣṇa, dark visions of the terrible and the sublime in Hindu mythology by David R Kinsley( Book )
    13 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 libraries worldwide
    Kali and Krsna are two of Hinduism's most popular deities, representing dramatically different truths about the nature of the sacred. The cruel and terrible Kali is thought to be born of wild, aboriginal roots. She is the goddess of thieves and often associated with human blood sacrifice. Krsna, in contrast, is the divine lover and inimitable prankster who plays a bewitching flute to draw all to him. But Kali and Krsna have much more in common than their contrasting personalities suggest. Kinsley shows that Krsna's flute can be interchangeable with Kali's sword, revealing important perceptions of the divine in the Hindu tradition
    Love song of the dark lord : Jayadeva's Gitagovinda by Jayadeva( Book )
    18 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Sanskrit and held by 824 libraries worldwide
    In praise of Krishna; songs from the Bengali by Edward C Dimock( Book )
    11 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
    The loves of Krishna in Indian painting and poetry by W. G Archer( Book )
    8 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
    Introduction to the Indian god Krishna, stressing his supreme role in the painting, poetry, and religion of India
    The ritual of battle : Krishna in the Mahābhārata by Alf Hiltebeitel( Book )
    7 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
    The legend of Krishna by Nigel Frith( Book )
    8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 550 libraries worldwide
    At play with Krishna : pilgrimage dramas from Brindavan by John Stratton Hawley( Book )
    8 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
    Krishna and Hinduism by Kerena Marchant( Book )
    6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
    An introduction to Hinduism, the third largest religion in the world, and to the Hindu God Krishna. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
    The Gita Govinda of Jayadeva : the Monika Varma translation by Jayadeva( Book )
    87 editions published between 1802 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 423 libraries worldwide
    Classical Sanskrit love poem
    The fantastic adventures of Krishna by Demi( Book )
    2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
    Sent by the God Vishnu to aid humanity in the eighth century BCE, a young Krishna hides among poor cowherds and uses miraculous powers to fight an evil demon king who has overthrown the peaceful kingdom of Mathura
    Śrī Īśopaniṣad by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda( Book )
    8 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 372 libraries worldwide
    Vertaling en verklaring van een oud hindoeïstisch geschrift, in de lijn van de Hare Krishna-beweging
    Krishna : the divine lover : myth and legend through Indian Art by B. N Goswamy( Book )
    9 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
    Krishna : a sourcebook by Edwin F Bryant( Book )
    7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
    Edwin Bryant brings together new translations of representative samples of Krishna religious literature from a variety of genres - classical, popular, sectarian, poetic, literary, and philosophical
    The art of loving Krishna : ornamentation and devotion by Cynthia Packert( Book )
    6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
    "Since ancient times, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities through beautiful ornamentation -- dressing and decorating the deities with elaborate clothing, jewelry, and flowers. In this pioneering study of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers across temple thresholds and into the god Krishna's sacred domain. She describes what devotees see when they behold gorgeously attired representations of the god and why these images look the way they do. She discusses new media as well as global forms of devotion popular in India and abroad. The Art of Loving Krishna opens a universe of meaning in which art, religious action, and devotion are dynamically intertwined."--Pub. desc
    The memory of love : Sūrdās sings to Krishna by Sūradāsa( Book )
    11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
    No Hindu god is closer to the soul of poetry than Krishna, and in North India no poet ever sang of Krishna more famously than SurdD=as-or Sur, for short. He lived in the sixteenth century and became so influential that for centuries afterward aspiring Krishna poets signed their compositions orally with his name. This book takes us back to the source, offering a selection of Surdas's poems that were known and sung in the sixteenth century itself. Here we have poems of war, poems to the great rivers, poems of wit and rage, poems where the poet spills out his disappointments. Most of all, though
 
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English (245)
Sanskrit (39)
French (10)
German (5)
Hindi (5)
Tamil (4)
Bengali (3)
Telugu (2)
Japanese (2)
Oriya (2)
Hungarian (1)
Romanian (1)
Italian (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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