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Hindu Myths (Legendary Past)

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India has long been regarded as the home of Hinduism, its mythology constituting the backbone of Indian culture. Hindu myths have been adapted over the centuries to incorporate new or revised characters, and they continue to play a central role in modern Indian life. Retold here in their colorful and dramatic splendor, the Hindu myths touch on the key narrative themes of creation, preservation, destruction, delusion, and the bestowal of grace. They also portray the main deities of the Hindu pantheon-- Shiva, Vishnu, and Devi-- and their relationships with antigods, nymphs, and ascetics. Drawn from a variety of sources, most notably the encyclopedic Puranas, the myths range from the early centuries A.D. to the sixteenth century, conveying their enduring appeal and the religious teachings derived from them.

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Hindu myths have been adapted over the centuries to incorporate new or revised characters, and they continue to play a central role in modern Indian life. Retold here in their colorful and dramatic splendor, the Hindu myths touch on the key narrative themes of creation, preservation, destruction, delusion, and the bestowal of grace.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292702332
Author:
Dallapiccola, A L
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Author:
Dallapiccola, Anna L.
Location:
Austin
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Mythology, hindu
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Series:
Legendary Past
Series Volume:
no. 98/511
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9.62x6.78x.26 in. .50 lbs.

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