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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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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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Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend
Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend
by Anna Dallapiccola
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The first popular guide to this major religion's folklore and legend. New in paperback.... (read more)

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Indian Mythology: Tales, Symbols, and Rituals from the Heart of the Subcontinent
Indian Mythology: Tales, Symbols, and Rituals from the Heart of the Subcontinent
by Devdutt Pattanaik
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An exploration of 99 classic myths of India provides a fresh understanding of the Hindu spiritual landscapes and pantheon of gods and goddesses. Two 16-page color inserts.... (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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Door in the Sky #89: The Door in the Sky: Coomaraswamy on Myth and Meaning
Door in the Sky #89: The Door in the Sky: Coomaraswamy on Myth and Meaning
by Ananda Coomaraswamy
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"Coomaraswamy's essays [give] us a view of his scholarship and brilliant insight."--Joseph... (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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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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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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Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India
Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India
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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The Destiny of a King (Midway Reprint Series)
The Destiny of a King (Midway Reprint Series)
by Georges Dumezil
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The preeminent scholar of comparative studies of Indo-European society, Georges Dumézil theorized that ancient and prehistoric Indo-European culture and literature revolved around three major functions: sovereignty, force, and fertility. This... (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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Tales of Ancient India
Tales of Ancient India
by J A B Van Buitenen
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"This admirably produced and well-translated volume of stories from the Sanskrit takes the Western reader into one of the Golden Ages of India. . . . The world in which the tales are set is one which placed a premium upon slickness and guile as aids to... (read more)

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Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology
Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology
by Wendy D Oflaherty
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Bengali Myths the Legendary Past
Bengali Myths the Legendary Past
by T Richard Blurton
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Gods & Goddesses of India Ganesh
Gods & Goddesses of India Ganesh
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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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Folk Tales from Simla
Folk Tales from Simla
by Alice Dracott
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From Simla, once the summer capital of India under British rule, comes a charming collection of Himalayan folk lore, known for its beauty, wit, and mysticism. These 56 stories, fire-side tales of the hill-folk of Northern India, will surely delight... (read more)

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Bengali Household Tales Volume 2
Bengali Household Tales Volume 2
by William Mcculloch
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