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Krishna approaches Radha and a go-between who has facilitated this meeting. Recurrent within the Rasikapriya iconography are the open pavilion and empty bed, allusions to a possible passionate encounter

Krishna approaches Radha and a go-between who has facilitated this meeting. Recurrent within the Rasikapriya iconography are the open pavilion and empty bed, allusions to a possible passionate encounter

Plate 7 - The Message of the Eyes	 	 Krishna is shown seated in a window overlooking an open verandah. Radha has averted her face and is looking at Krishna. On the sides are sakhis talking to each other about the love of Radha and Krishna

Plate 7 - The Message of the Eyes Krishna is shown seated in a window overlooking an open verandah. Radha has averted her face and is looking at Krishna. On the sides are sakhis talking to each other about the love of Radha and Krishna

Krishna disguised as gopi, in women's clothes, embracing Radha. Painting from a Rasika Priya series. Pahari, Kangra, ca. 1820-1825. Best view: http://media.vam.ac.uk/collections/img/2013/GD/2013GD5451_2500.jpg

Krishna disguised as gopi, in women's clothes, embracing Radha. Painting from a Rasika Priya series. Pahari, Kangra, ca. 1820-1825. Best view: http://media.vam.ac.uk/collections/img/2013/GD/2013GD5451_2500.jpg

The Poet Bihari Offers Homage to Radha and Krishna,c.1760-65 CE,Guler or Basholi,Pahari, Attributed to the Master Artist Nainsukh.

The Poet Bihari Offers Homage to Radha and Krishna,c.1760-65 CE,Guler or Basholi,Pahari, Attributed to the Master Artist Nainsukh.

Folio from a Bihari Lal Sat Sai: In a palace bedchamber Radha awaits Krishna as he converses with her maidservant. Kangra, circa 1840.  From the collection of Peter Blohm.

Folio from a Bihari Lal Sat Sai: In a palace bedchamber Radha awaits Krishna as he converses with her maidservant. Kangra, circa 1840. From the collection of Peter Blohm.

Plate 8 - Encounter in the Darkness	 	  Radha and Krishna are out in a dark night and they collide in the narrow village lane. In the pitch darkness nothing is visible, but they recognize each other.

Plate 8 - Encounter in the Darkness Radha and Krishna are out in a dark night and they collide in the narrow village lane. In the pitch darkness nothing is visible, but they recognize each other.

Plate 2 - Restlessness of Love	 	 The sakhis are watching the restless Radha from a porch in the courtyard. Radha stares at Krishna from the entrance door of her house.  She is shown gazing at him from the second floor. In the background, are green hillocks, dotted with mangoes and box-like houses reminiscent of Alampur.

Plate 2 - Restlessness of Love The sakhis are watching the restless Radha from a porch in the courtyard. Radha stares at Krishna from the entrance door of her house. She is shown gazing at him from the second floor. In the background, are green hillocks, dotted with mangoes and box-like houses reminiscent of Alampur.

Plate 9 - The Enraptured Lovers	 	 Radha and Krishna are looking at each other enraptured. Radha's companions, standing in the courtyard of her house, are watching them.

Plate 9 - The Enraptured Lovers Radha and Krishna are looking at each other enraptured. Radha's companions, standing in the courtyard of her house, are watching them.

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