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Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas

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Publisher Comments:

The Mahapuranas embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology.

The book is organized into six chapters. "Origins" contains myths relating to creation, time, and space. "Seers, Kings and Supernaturals" relates tales of rivers, trees, animals, demons, and men, particularly heroes and sages. Myths about the chief gods are dealt with in three separate chapters: "Krsna," "Visnu," and "Siva." The chapter "The Goddess" presents stories of the wives and lovers of the gods, as well as of Kali, the savage battle goddess.

In their introductions, the editors provide a historical setting in which to discuss Hindu mythology as well as a full analysis of its basic sources. The many names given the gods and goddesses in the Sanskrit texts have been retained since their multiplicity is an essential part of the richness of the original. The editors have provided a thorough glossary to make these names accessible.

About the Author

Cornelia Dimmitt is Assistant Professor of Theology at Georgetown University and a Core Faculty Member of the Washington, D.C. Consortium Program in History of Religions.

 

J. A. B. van Buitenen is Distinguished Service Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Chicago. He is currently translating the full Mahabharata, projected to run eight volumes.

Table of Contents

Preface

The Puranas: An Introduction

Origins

Visnu

Krsna

Siva

The Goddess

Seers, Kings and Supernaturals

Glossary

Notes on Sources

Bibliography of Sanskrit Puranas

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877221227
Editor:
Dimmitt, Cornelia
Translator:
Van Buitenen, J. A.
Translator:
Van Buitenen, J. A.
Editor:
Dimmitt, Cornelia
Author:
Dimmitt, Cornelia
Author:
Buitenen, J. A. B. Van
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
160
Publication Date:
19780631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English.
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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