Maharasa Manjusa

Pre-order - Released 27 March 2030

In the Vaisnava tradition propounded by Vallabhacarya, Nandadasa is considered to be one of the eight devotional poets, whose compositions are exquisitely detailed with description of both Krsna’s cosmic form and his divine play. This gradually developed into a distinctive style of performing art, haveli-sangita, which is practiced even today. Maharasa Manjusa: Sacred Poetry of the Divine Dance brings out the poetics, narrative style, and idiosyncrasies of the recitation of devotional poems from the region of Vraja in the 16th Century.

An exquisite specimen of devotional poetics, Nandadasa’s Rasapancadhyayi is a Braja-Bhasa rendition of the Bhagavata’s quintet of Maharasa written in Sanskrit verse. The Bhagavata is one of the most beloved texts of Krsna-devotional traditions and the foundational scripture of Braja Vaisnavism and its five chapters describing the divine dance illustrate the ecstatic fruit of devotion.

Presenting a devotee’s execution of the Maharasa while examining its interpretative themes underpinned in the epistemology of Vallabhacarya, Maharasa Manjusa: Sacred Poetry of the Divine Danceoffers an intensive view of the musical legacy, a devotee’s worshipful interactions, and Vedantic foundations of the ecstatic devotion expressed by Nandada¯sa. The introductory chapters provide first compendious study of the theo-aesthetic, epistemic, and liturgical framework of Pustimarga’s orthopraxis that have fuelled this lyrical delivery. Enriched with annotations, the translations are literal while offering nuanced insights into the colloquial intricacies of Braja-Bhasa poetics and the cultural expressions of the Braja region. 


SKU 9781647229191
Barcode # 9781647229191
Brand Insight Editions
Artist / Author Prakriti Goswami
Shipping Weight 0.2500kg
Shipping Width 0.020m
Shipping Height 0.229m
Shipping Length 0.152m
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Number of pages 184

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