Author: Donald A MackenziePublisher: SenateYear: 1998Language: EnglishPages: 463ISBN/UPC (if available): 185985019x
A comprehensive guide to the seemingly infinite variety of interesting stories from the Indian continent. For thousands of years, the many stories and legends that comprise Indian mythology have remained a vibrant literary and oral tradition. As values and circumstances have changed, these stories have continuously evolved to meet the ever-changing expectations of each passing generation. In villages and cities of India, large spell-bound audiences still father to hear storytellers and holy men recite these ancient tales. The cast of Indian mythology is complex, colorful, and compelling - its many gods and heroes are forever entwined with the eternal struggle of good against evil. Such is the case with the great Vedic gods of early times who were eclipsed by Vishnu and Shiva in the vast epics of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. These and many other truly fascinating myths are depicted in this work.