The Light of Asia and The Indian Song of Songs (Gita Govinda)
Bombay & Calcutta, Jaico Publishing House. 1949. Soft cover. Book, First printing (March 1949). xxiiv, 229pp, publisher's message, encomiums from Gandhi, Nehru, O.W. Holmes, et al, Message of The Light of Asia by K.D. Sethna, Glossary. 16mo/16.5cm. Decorated card-stock wrappers, light soil and wear, stamp of Tariq Book Stall, Karachi on ffep, text pages a little browned toward edges, otherwise clean, tight and very good. The Light of Asia is a poetic version of the life of Sakyamuni, the Buddha, and is the best known of Arnold's works. His translation of the Gita Govinda or Song of Govinda, the story of Krishna and the cowgirl Radha, was composed in the 12th century by Jayadeva of Puri, Orissa. Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904) was an English poet and journalist whose interest in things Indian was sparked by his seven years as Principal of the Government Sanskrit College, Poona from 1857 to 1864 When he returned to England, he remained on the staff of The Daily Telegraph for forty years eventually becoming its Editor-in-Chief. Very Good.
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Keywords: India Buddhism Philosophy Poety Literature K.D. Sethna Jayadeva English Translation of Classic Sanskrit Works Horow