Gita Govinda is a collection of songs that are composed according to certain rules of meters. These are to be sung in specified ragas. They are also compositions for classical dance recitals. Artist Mumbiram’s translation retells the Gita Govinda with great attention to detail and in a contemporary idiom that enriches the English language without losing the classical, innocent aura and charm of the original.
The passionate outcries of the Lovers in Separation raise the emotional pitch to precipitous heights. It goes on to describe the meeting of the Lovers and the consummation of Love in ecstatic details that are difficult to surpass in any language at any time.