Kṛṣṇa Goes to War: Translating The Bhāgavata’s Battle Scenes

  title={Kṛṣṇa Goes to War: Translating The Bhāgavata’s Battle Scenes},
  author={N. Poddar},
  journal={International Journal of Hindu Studies},
  • N. Poddar
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • International Journal of Hindu Studies
This paper examines the depiction of battle scenes in a singular dated and undispersed illustrated manuscript of the Latter Half of the Tenth Book of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa (1688), inscribed with an action-oriented Brajbhāṣā text. While certain conventions and compositional devices are consistently used throughout the manuscript to evoke the drama and chaos of warfare, each battle is nevertheless individualized with the narrative unfolding along a distinctive trajectory. The broader goal is to… Expand