Author: Mrinalini Sarabhai
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0333 93561 6
Krishnalila, the lila or play of Sri Krishna as a child has enthralled India for ages and is the theme of this book.
Centuries have rolled on; we cannot even look through the mist of history and pin-point the time when Krishna must have played at Brindavan and grown into youth. Was it a little before 3102 BC when according to Indian tradition, Sri Krishna's demise is said to have coincided with the beginning of the Kali ear, or was it around 900 BC when according to modern historians Krishna must have prospered? Perhaps this research in historicity is irrelevant for someone like Krishna. Because he possessed a tremendous divine energy which has been flowing slowly and silently over centuries, purifying and strengthening the minds of innumerable people. And it is this inner energy which will partake of through this story of Krishna - The Prince of Brindavan.
The life of Krishna is a fascinating balance of emotions and intellect, and when so great story is to be told, the narrator has to be one who understands the depth of its meaning, and can resonate with all the actions and emotion. Thus who could have been a better narrator than Padmabhushan Mrinalini Sarabhai, the celebrated dancer and choreographer who has choreographed more than three hundred dance-dramas.