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Profound and detailed research in the introduction and an excellent translation of the Gitagovindam! Barbara Stoler Miller does not only document the content of this poem in a literal translation, her text has literary qualities without abandoning the source. This is especially important in the light of the ongoing discussion about the sacred or profane character of Krsna's love play with the gopis. A merely literal translation can not succeed in joining both aspects, only the poetic height of a true literary rendering can achieve this subtle union.