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Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit (Penguin Classics)
Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit (Penguin Classics)
by Wendy Doniger
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Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from... (read more)

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Penguin Epics #05: The Abduction of Sita
Penguin Epics #05: The Abduction of Sita
by R K Narayan
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Ravana, the Supreme Lord, has enslaved all the gods.JAlthough he now rules the world, he cannot resist a beautiful woman.JWhen he catches a glimpse of the princess Sita, he falls under her spell and steals her away.JHer beloved husband, Rama, will do... (read more)

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Bollingen Series #0006: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
Bollingen Series #0006: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
by Heinrich Zimmer
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"In viewing India's art and civilization, the late Dr. Heinrich Zimmer, a man of penetrating intellect, the keenest esthetic sensibility and a predilection for psychoanalytic methods, found unlimited material for employing all three qualities. . . . The... (read more)

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Greatness of Saturn: A Therapeutic Myth
Greatness of Saturn: A Therapeutic Myth
by Robert E Svoboda
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The telling of mythic stories has always been a powerful form of therapy, bringing healing to people facing adversity. The greatness of Saturn is such a therapeutic myth, told and retold through many centuries. Taken from the East Indian Vedic tradition,... (read more)

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The Monkeys and the Mango Tree: Teaching Stories of the Saints and Sadhus of India
The Monkeys and the Mango Tree: Teaching Stories of the Saints and Sadhus of India
by Harish Johari
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These twenty-five beautifully illustrated tales capture the mystery, the enchantment, and the profound spiritual learning that is India. Drawn from the great Indian epics the Puranas, the Upanishads, and the Mahabharata, these tales put ageless Indian... (read more)

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Cult of Draupadi Volume 1 Mythologies From
Cult of Draupadi Volume 1 Mythologies From
by Alf Hiltebeitel
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This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little-known South Indian folk cult of the goddess Draupadi and on the classical epic, the Mahabharata, that the cult brings to life in mythic, ritual, and dramatic forms. Draupadi, the... (read more)

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Hindu Myths (03 Edition)
Hindu Myths (03 Edition)
by A. L. Dallapiccola
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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... (read more)

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Folk Tales and Fairy Stories from India
Folk Tales and Fairy Stories from India
by Sudhin Ghose
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A rich sampling of the exotic folklore of the East, reprinted from a rare, limited edition, includes 16 delightful tales, among them "How Princess Maya got her Deserts," "Palwahn the Wrestler," "The Munificent Miser," "The End of the World, "The Jackal... (read more)

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Folktales from India: A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-Two Languages (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)
Folktales from India: A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-Two Languages (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)
by A K Ramanujan
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Folktales from India is an enchanting collection of one hundred and ten tales translated from twenty-two different languages, by turns harrowing and comic, sardonic and allegorical, mysterious and romantic. Gods disguised as beggars and beasts; animals... (read more)

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Indian Mythology
Indian Mythology
by Arthur Berriedale Keith
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CONTENTS: Author's Preface Transcription and Pronunciation Introduction The Rgveda - Gods of Sky and Air The Rgveda - Gods of Earth, Demons and Dead The Mythology of the Brahmanas The Great Gods of the Epic Minor Epic Deities and the Dead The Mythology... (read more)

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Hindu Myths
Hindu Myths
by Anonymous
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Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, where she is also a professor of South Asian languages and civilizations. Her other translations for... (read more)

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Kali: The Black Goddess of Dakshineswar
Kali: The Black Goddess of Dakshineswar
by Elizabeth U Harding
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"Never before in print have I seen Her brought to life with such passion and truth. Harding brings Mother Kali to everyone who sees her path".... (read more)

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Ka : Stories of the Mind and Gods of India (98 Edition)
Ka : Stories of the Mind and Gods of India (98 Edition)
by Roberto Calasso
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"A giddy invasion of stories--brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful." --The New York Times Book Review "So brilliant that you can't look at it anymore--and you can't look at anything else. . . . No one will read it... (read more)

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Myths of Middle India: Specimens of the Oral Literature of Middle India
Myths of Middle India: Specimens of the Oral Literature of Middle India
by Verrier Elwin
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This work is an anthology of 540 distinct tribal myths of origin from central India. These myths were all recorded, most for the very first time, in the course of field work. "Man and the Universe," "The Natural World," "Human Life," and "Human... (read more)

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The Demon Slayers and Other Stories: Bengali Folk Tales (International Folk Tales)
The Demon Slayers and Other Stories: Bengali Folk Tales (International Folk Tales)
by Sayantani Dasgupta
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The 20 tales and nine poems in this anthology give the reader a fascinating insight into the oral literature and rich culture of Bengal, the region now comprising of West Bengal in India, and Bangladesh.... (read more)

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Bengali Myths the Legendary Past
Bengali Myths the Legendary Past
by T Richard Blurton
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The Ashes of a God
The Ashes of a God
by F W Bain
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Kalila and Dimna :selected fables of Bidpai
Kalila and Dimna :selected fables of Bidpai
by Ramsey Wood
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Earth Mother Legends Ritual Arts & Godde
Earth Mother Legends Ritual Arts & Godde
by Pupul Jayakar
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Bengali Household Tales Volume 2
Bengali Household Tales Volume 2
by William Mcculloch
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