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He Spoke of Love: Selected Poems from the Satsai
by Biharilal
Harvard University Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-0-674-27651-2 | Paper: 978-0-674-26874-6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The seven hundred poems of the Hindi poet Biharilal’s Satsai weave amorous narratives of the god Krishna and the goddess Radha with archetypal hero and heroine motifs that bridge divine and worldly love. He Spoke of Love brims with romantic rivalries, clandestine trysts, and the bittersweet sorrow of separated lovers. This new translation presents four hundred couplets from the enduring seventeenth-century classic, showcasing the poet’s ingenuity and virtuosity.

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