Among the many Gods worshipped in India, Ganesha has a pride of place – as the lord of beginnings, the remover of obstacles, the endearing elephant-headed deity. But was Ganesha always our beloved God? How did he weave his way into a country’s affections? Moving effortlessly between legend and history, parables and archeology, the book sheds light on the rise of a God. With photographs and attractive line-drawings, this book speaks as effectively through visual as it does through words.