The Krsnagiti is a lyrical and devotional poem composed by Manaveda, Zamorin of Kozhikode (17th cent. A.D.). the powm composed in Sanskrit celebrates the life of Krsna from his incarnation to his ascent to Heaven. Composed in eight parts and perhaps modelled on Jayadeva`s Gitagovinda and written in the form of a monologue addressed to Krsna the poem in suffused with the sentiment of spiritual devotion (bhakti). It enumerates the story of the Lord and eulogises His lilas on the earth.
Dr. C. R. Swaminathan did his M.A. in sanskrit; M. Litt. from Madras University; Ph.D. from Delhi University and Acharya from Darbhanga Sanskrit University Dr. Swaminathan worked as Librarian in the Oriental Manuscripts Library Madras. He joined Governement of India in 1961 and retired as Deputy Educational Adviser in 1985.Dr. Sudha Gopalakrishnan took her doctoral degree in Comparative Drama the classical Indian and Western theories of comedy with special reference to the plays of Bhasa and Shakespeare.
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