A Carnival of Parting

  PREFACE
  NOTE ON TRANSCRIPTION AND TRANSLITERATION

 collapse sectionINTRODUCTION: THE TALES IN THEIR CONTEXTS
 expand sectionChapter One  Madhu Nath and His Performance
 expand sectionChapter Two  Naths or Jogis in North India
 collapse sectionChapter Three  Naths in Folklore and the Folklore of the Naths
 collapse sectionBharthari and Gopi Chand
 Bharthari
 Gopi Chand
 Uncoupling

 collapse sectionTHE TALE OF KING BHARTHARI
 expand sectionPart I  Bharthari's Birth Story
 expand sectionPart 2  Bharthari's Detachment
 expand sectionPart 3  The Guru's Lesson

 collapse sectionTHE TALE OF KING GOPI CHAND
 expand sectionPart I  Gopi Chand's Birth Story
 expand sectionPart 2  Gopi Chand Begs from Queen Patam De
 expand sectionPart 3  Gopi Chand's Journey to Bengal
 expand sectionPart 4  Instruction from Gorakh Nath

 expand sectionAFTERWORD: POLITICS, LOVE, DEATH, AND DESTINY
  APPENDIX ONE  THE LANGUAGE OF THE BARD
 expand sectionAPPENDIX TWO  PROPER NOUNS TRANSLITERATED
  REFERENCES
 expand sectionINDEX

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