Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit By Wendy Doniger

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Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit By (author) Wendy Doniger ISBN:9780140449907

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Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals including boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely varied and bursting with colour and life, they demonstrate the Hindu belief in the limitless possibilities of the world – from the teeming miracles of creation to the origins of the incarnation of Death who eventually touches them all.

Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit By (author) Wendy Doniger ISBN:9780140449907

 

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Weight 255 g
Dimensions 16 × 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago, and the translator of numerous Sanskrit texts including the Laws of Manu, and Kamasutra.

Wendy Doniger holds doctoral degrees in Indian literature from Harvard and Oxford Universities and is the Mircea Eliade Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. Her publications include The Rig Veda and The Laws of Manu for the Penguin Classics, and the acclaimed Kama Sutra for OUP.

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