Krsna: contested narratives. (fwd)

Benjamin Preciado bprecia at
Tue Jul 15 00:35:20 UTC 1997

In reference to Bryant´s query on polemical references to 
Krsna biography, you can look my KRSNA CYCLE IN THE PURANAS 
(Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi 1984) the Jataka mentioned by 
Michael Rabe is discussed there. You don't need to go out of 
Hindu texts to find polemical references to K, see for example 
the version in the Devi Bhagavata Purana.
Benjamin Preciado.

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Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 14:27:51 BST
From: Michael Rabe <mrabe at>
To: Members of the list <indology at>
Subject: Re: Krsna: contested narratives.

>>I am looking for renditions of the story from outside
>>Puranic/Epic/Vaishnava literature (ie from Buddhist, Jain, Shaivite or
>>other sources).
>>Can anyone kindly assist me with any references?
>>Thanks.   Edwin Bryant
> I suddenly remembered something that I saw/read about a long time a
>long time ago: There is a  strong Krishna tradition that originated/
>still alive in Bali in Indonesia.

The above discussion suddenly reminds me too that mention way made of a
Buddhist jataka variant on some facet of Krishna's life.  Checking my HD
memory, this is all I can recover: Jim Hartzell
<jh at>, in 1995 a graduate student at Columbia
university, was the source of this information, but I never followed up to
acquire the actual citation.

Michael Rabe

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