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Charles and Catherine Page
The Kavipriya(Poems of the Beloved), a Hindi poem written in the late sixteenth century, describes, as does the Rasikapriya, the various emotional situations that arise between lovers. Painters often featured Radha and the god Krishna, the quintessential lovers, in place of secular figures. Here, beneath a crescent moon, a friend receives Krishna and shows him to the bedchamber where Radha awaits him. The romantic imagery is meant to evoke the longing of the soul for union with the divine.
- Published References
- Harsha V. Dehejia. Rasikapriya: Ritikavya of Keshavdas in Ateliers of Love. .
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- South Asian and Himalayan Art
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