The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari released the book entitled “ The Darbhanga Gita-Govinda” authored by noted writer and Rajya Sabha Member Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan at a function here today. Congratulating the author for her monographs on the Gita Govinda which is a pictorial journey of Gita Govinda over a period of four centuries, Shri Ansari said that the book has brought together the poetry and the visual image in an artistic way. It constitutes an indispensable part of the performing tradition of India.The Darbhanga Gita-Govinda is the eighth in the series of monographs by Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan on the Gita-Govinda and the miniature painting tradition of India. It is a set belonging to the eighteenth century and it exemplifies both the continuity and changes which take place over time in comprehending the text as also its visual representation. A Darbhanga Gita Govinda becomes important because it comes at a rather late stage in the history of miniature paintings.