Author: Lakshmi LalPublisher: RupaYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 194ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171677495
This collection of essays, articles and talks forms an authentic overview of Indian myth, legend and philosophy. Grippingly retold in a rich and distinctive style, it is a passionate, personal journey through the vast landscape of Indian myth.India’s connection with her myth is a living, pulsating part of her psyche. It is the unique flavor of the wonder that is India. Myth and Me-The Indian Story is a handbook on Indian myth aimed at the discerning reader. It is also a celebration of the magic of Indian story, its insightful and visionary aspects, distilled to crystal clarity for the general reader both here and abroad. It fills a genuine gap in the literature on India whose past is still very much her presents.
THE STORY BEGINSThe Hindu-Indian World-ViewSound as MantraPurusha and PrakrutiBrahma the CreatorVishnu the PreserverShiva the DestroyerBanaras - Dying Into MokshaTHE STORY GROWSGanesha Remover of ObstaclesGanapati PuleDurga, Destroyer of EvilAgni God of FireLakshmi Goddess of ProsperityDivali, Festival of LightThe Ramayana-Epic of All TimeIndian Womanhood - The MythIndian Motherhood -The MythThe Tree in India, Myth and SymbolTHE STORY SPREADSThe Festival of India in AmericaShiva in PhiladelphiaTranspersonal EncountersMyth in Comic FormMusic as WorshipMusic for the GodsDance in KhajurahoAbhinaya-Expressional Skills in DanceThe Ramayana as BalletSpirit of Music