The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry
The first book in English to provide a full and clear introduction to the imagery and verse related to one of the most significant of Indian gods. Archer's history of the depiction of Krishna's life and deeds traces the god's many aspects, from warrior to cowherd to prince. 39 plates of illustrations follow.
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