Thursday, August 18, 2016

Reading Guide: Nivedita. Krishna.

(illustration by Nanda Lal Bose)

Title: Cradle Tales of Hinduism
Author: Sister Nivedita
Year: 1907

Comments: This provides a good one-week introduction to Krishna as told by Sister Nivedita. She emphasizes both the exciting adventures of Krishna's life, along with his religious significance.

Free Online: See all the links at Freebookapalooza. The links below are to the Internet Archive versions of both books.

Length: one week. I've divided the reading into two parts: Part A - Part B.

Reading Part A
The Birth of Krishna.
The Divine Childhood.
Krishna in the Forests.
The Dilemma of Brahma.
Conquest of the Snake Kaliya.
The Lifting of the Mountain.

Reading Part B 
Krishna Partha Sarathi.
The Lament of Gandhari.
The Doom of the Vrishnis.

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