Singing Krishna : Sound Becomes Sight in Paramanand's Poetry

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  • Copyright: 2008-03-06
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?


Introduces Paramanand, one of Indias poet-saints, his work, and this works use in ritual

Author Biography

A. Whitney Sanford is Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Florida.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
A Critical Perspectivep. 1
The Research Contextp. 3
The Experience of the Templep. 4
Situated Poetry: Sound Becoming Sightp. 6
Plan for the Book: Following the Cyclesp. 7
Paramanand's Poetic Worldp. 9
About Paramanand's Poetryp. 16
Paramanand's Poetic Environmentp. 19
Serving Krishnap. 25
Synaesthesia, Metaphor, and Transformationp. 28
The End of the Night: Poetry, Memory, and Culturep. 33
Sayan: While Braj Sleepsp. 33
Paramanand's Worldp. 35
Theater of Memoryp. 42
Mangala-Krishna Risesp. 51
Srngar-Ornamentationp. 58
Krishna's Morning Games: Creating Intimacy Through Treacheryp. 63
Gval-Boyhood Playp. 63
The Gopi's Complaints to Yasodap. 68
Mixed Bhavasp. 72
Shattered Boundaries and Spilled Milk: Metonymies of Lovep. 81
Afternoon: Experiencing the Food of Lovep. 91
Rajbhog-A Lunchtime Tryst in the Forestp. 91
Mahatmya: Separation during the Afternoon Watchp. 100
Public and Private Lilap. 106
Utthapan-Avani: Krishna's Arrival in Brajp. 108
Exemplars of Bhava: The Cows and the Gopisp. 112
Bhog and Sandhyarati-The Connoisseur of Rasa Eats and Goes to Bedp. 115
Night: Playing the Game of Lovep. 121
Sayan Mana-Divine Jealousyp. 121
The Sakhi's Counsel to Radha about Her Sulking and Pridep. 122
Setting the Stage: A Romantic Evening and the Beauty of the Loversp. 132
The Sakhi's Warningp. 137
The Sakhi's Message to Krishnap. 142
The Resolution of Manap. 145
Krishna's Manap. 146
The Sakhi in Mana Poemsp. 147
Autumn to Spring: Gopis, Birds, and the Moonp. 151
Sarad: The Autumn Full Moonp. 151
Hemant: Vows of the Cold Winterp. 168
Vasant: Spring and Holip. 170
Summer-Seeing Reality: The Synaesthetic Transformationp. 173
Grisma: The Hot Seasonp. 173
Vars: The Rainy Seasonp. 179
Back to the Beginningp. 184
Notesp. 189
Works Citedp. 195
Indexp. 199
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