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Hindu Myths A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit

ISBN-10: 0140449906
ISBN-13: 9780140449907
Edition: 2nd 2004
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

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 destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals including boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely varied and bursting with colour and life, they demonstrate the Hindu belief in the limitless possibilities of the world - from the teeming miracles of creation to the origins of the incarnation of Death who eventually touches them all.

Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School and a professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was.

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