There are many famous books
which are referenced here and there in this website. A list of such books
with their brief description is given here to understand them better.
Bihaaree Satasaee - by Bihaaree Jee
Bihaaree Satasaee is
written by Bihaaree Laal Chaube a collection of 700 Dohaa (couplets)
which are written about Vishnu's 8th Avataar Krishn in Brij Bhaashaa.
Because there are 700 couplets in it, that is why it is called Satasaee.
It is most well known Reeti Kaavya of Reeti Kaal of Hindee Literature.
Since all its couplets are independent of one another, its many
different rescensions exist, but the standard version is that which some
poets under the direction of the Prince Aazam Shaah, the third son of
Aurangzeb, put together, and that is why it is sometimes called Aazam
Shaahee and it comprises 726 couplets.
by MI Raajaswi
84 p. Rupees 40.
see its Hindi synopsis
Geet Govind (Ashtpadee) - by Jayadev
Ashtapadee (Geet Govind) rhymes are regular compositions of music in India. Each
song of Ashtapadee is set in a special Raag and Taal. It is a rhyme of eternal love
and supreme devotion. It is composed in the 12th century by Indian poet Jayadev in
Sanskrit language. Geet Govind is a lyrical poetry in 12 chapters, sub-divided into
24 divisions called Prabandh. The songs in Geet Govind symbolize the eternal love
of Krishn and his beloved Raadhaa.
Novel. by Vrindaavan Lal Varma
320 p. Rupees 330
see its Hindi synopsis
Padmaavat - by Malik Muhammad Jaayasee
Padmaavat is written by Malik Muhammad
Jaayasee in Avadhee language in 1540 AD and is about the queen of Chittaud Garh -
the wife of Ratansen. Jaayasee was a Soofee poet and this work reflects it in the
way that he imagines Chitaud Garh as the Body; Raajaa as the Mind; Ceylon as the
Heart; Raanee as the Wisdom; and Alaauddeen as the Lust.
Raam Charit Maanas - by Tulasee Das
Raam Charit Maanas describes the
life sketch of Vishnu's 7th Avataar Shree Raam. It is written in Avadhee language
Daas Jee at different times after 1600 AD. The most authentic version of Maanas
people read is from Gita Press, Gorakhpur. According to Gita Press, their whole
Maanas is not written by Tulasee Daas Jee, only Baal Kaand, Ayodhyaa Kaand and
Sundar Kaand are said to be written by him, and rest is taken from Bhagwatdaas
Jee's work. This is because Tulasee's whole work is not available. This is the
manifestation of Tulasee's Bhakti (devotion) towards Raam. It is so popular that
most North Indian household keep a copy of this book and read it daily or often
or occasionally, since Vaalmeeki's Raamaayan is in Sanskrit language and cannot
be read by everybody.
Saaket - Long Poem, by
Maithilee Sharan Gupt
Tedhe Medhe Raaste -
Novel, by Vrindaavan Lal Varmaa
Urvashee - by Raamdhaaree
Yashodharaa - Long
Poem, Maithilee Sharan Gupt