The Book of Krishna

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Penguin Books India, 2009 - Religion - 164 pages
Of all Vishnu's avatars, Krishna is regarded as the purna avatar, the complete incarnation, for he encapsulates in himself the entire gamut of emotions and attributes that constitute the ideal human personality. He is the most accessible of gods, and bridges the gap between the mortal and the immortal.

In this book, Pavan Varma, the best-selling author of Krishna: The Playful Divine, succeeds brilliantly in communicating the exuberance, the charm and the complexity of this popular deity. Drawing upon the Puranas, classical literature, bhakti poetry and folklore, he has painted a rich and varied portrait of the blue god-as the delightfully mischievous child, the uninhibited lover, the formidable warrior, the wise and pragmatic philosopher, and the Supreme God.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Child
3
Lover
29
Warrior
81
Saviour
117
God
139
Bibliography
163
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Pavan K. Varma is a graduate of St. Stephen's College, New Delhi. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1976. Pavan K. Varma took voluntary retirement from the Indian Foreign Service in 2012 to enter public life and is presently the Cultural Adviser to Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar. He is also an acclaimed author, translator and poet.

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