ABOUT THE BOOK:
The Balagopalastuti occupies an important place both in the annals of Krishna art as well as Krishna bhakti. This book brings to light both the poetry and paintings and touches both the Krishna rasika and Bhakta.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Harsha V. Dehejia:
Harsha V. Dehejia has a double doctorate, one in medicine and the other in Ancient Indian Culture, both from Mumbai University. He is a practising Physician and Professor of Indian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON., Canada. His main interest is in Indian Aesthetics.
Jahnabi Barooah Chinchani:
Jahnabi Barooah Chinchani is a visiting scholar in the Department of Asian Languages and Culture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She was principally responsible for translating the verses of Balagopalastuti which were composed in pre-classical Sanskrit.
Narmada Prasad Upadhyaya:
Narmada Prasad Upadhyaya is a noted scholar of Hindi literature and Indian painting. Among his books on Indian painting are, Bharatiya Chitrankan Prampara (Hindi), Paar Roop Ke (Hindi), Jain Chitrankan Parampara (Hindi), Kanheri Geet Govinda Paintings in Kanheri Style, The Concept of Portrait in the Context of Indian Miniature Paintings, The Color’s Fragrance, Paintings of Bundelkhand: Some Remembered, Some Forgotten, Some Not Yet Discovered (with Dr Harsha V. Dehejia) and Amarushatak: A Centennial of Love Songs (with Dr. Harsha V. Dehejia). He was awarded the Kala Bhushan in 2003 and the Sharad Joshi Award for Lalit Nibandha.