Author: Beni GuptaPublisher: Sundeep PrakashanYear: 1979Language: EnglishPages: 295ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175740647
This book is mostly based on a careful study of authentic contemporary books on magic like Mantra Mahodadhi and Mantra Maharnav. The author tries to give a historical background to the subjects. The religious practices enshrined with beliefs and superstitions also form a part of it. Though the book has been written with special reference to Rajasthan, it covers a much larger sphere and context.
INTRODUCTIONPART I MAGIC1. Origin and Main Elements of Magical Beliefs and Superstitions in World2. Magical Beliefs and Superstitions in India3. A General Survey of Magical Beliefs and Superstitions in Rajasthan4. Magical Beliefs and Superstitions in the Scholastic and Popular Religions of Rajasthan5. Magical Beliefs and Superstitions Relating to Deified PersonsPART IIMAGICAL BELIEFS AND SUPEERSTITIONS AS PRACTISED IN INDIA1. Magicians and sorcerers2. Atharvans-White or Defensive Magic3. The Angiras, Black or Offensive Magic4. Amulets and Kavachas5. Magical Diagrams6. Superstitions Regarding Omens and Dreams7. TotemismCONCLUSIONBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEXDIAGRAMS