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Hindu Myths

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ISBN-10: 0292702337

ISBN-13: 9780292702332

Edition: 2004

Authors: A. L. Dallapiccola

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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 pantheonShiva, Vishnu, and Deviand 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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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Anna L. Dallapiccola is Honorary Professor of Indian Art at The University of Edinburgh. She is Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and of the American Oriental Society, and the author of numerous publications.

Map
Introduction
The ever-new beginning
Preservation
Destruction
Veiling and unveiling: the divine power of delusion
Anugraha, the bestowal of grace
Living legacy
Suggestions for further reading
Picture credits
Index