Love poems of Krishna – The Blue God
The concept of this book is based on illustrated folios on Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda from our collection. The verbal imagery of this 12th century Sanskrit poem of the love and longing of a couple evokes a visual, aural and blissful experience. Gita Govinda presents an incredibly passionate description of two eternal lovers, Radha and Krishna, it has all the emotional and sentimental elements of a human love story -a relationship between man and woman. It is a tale of union, separation, jealousy, agony and the reunion of two souls. There are 12 chapters and 24 songs in the Gita Govinda. These songs are composed in various ragas and are also popularly known as Ashtapadi, a composition of eight couplets. The Museum has a few folios based on Gita Govinda in its collection from different schools. A few selected paintings from our collection are presented here in this book.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Vandana Prapanna
Soft bound, 32 pages