The Divine Player: A Study of Krsna Lila

by David Kinsley


  • ISBN: 9788120813137, 8120813138
  • Year of Publication: 1996
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 306
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 1,395.00

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    The divine player attempts to analyze the relationship between play and

    religion in the context of Hinduism. It focuses primarily on the youthful

    god Krsna. The first part part of the book surveys the role of play among

    the gods and concludes that play seems to be an intrinsic part of the

    divine in Hinduism. The second part of the book investigates the role of

    play in religious cult, again focusing on the various Krsna cults. This

    section concludes that, although playful themes pervade man's religious

    activity in devotion to Krsna, cultiic activity may not be reduced to play,

    as some scholars have suggested. The final section of the book points to

    examples of divine and cultic play in non-Hindu traditions.

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