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A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion
A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion

by John Dowson

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8124601089 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 431

Binding

Paperback

John Dowson

Author: John Dowson
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 431
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8124601089

Description

This classic work tries to encompass the vast Hindu Pantheon, in all its complexity and symbolic/metaphorical representations.

Professor's Down's Dictionary is now offered not only in a fresh format, but in a fresh, state-of-the-art typeset as well. Incorporated here, in addition, are standard, meticulously worked-out diacritical marks - as rather mechanical aids in comprehending the transliteration of Indic sounds, more specially of the Sanskrit alphabet, into English.

In its alphabetically arranged articles of varying lengths, the Dictionary tries to encompass the vast Hindu Pantheon, in all its complexity and symbolic/metaphorical representations. Covering thus, a whole mix of mythological characters: gods and demons, prajapatis and raksasas, it also presents explanatory account of important events, episodes, legends, literary works, and even geographical locales, associated with Hindu myths and religious beliefs.

Acclaimed worldwide ever since its first appearance, the Dictionary sustains its essentially undiminishing appeal to the scholars and general readers seeking to discover for themselves the awesome world of Hindu mythology and the grand cosmogonic design it unveils.

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