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Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion

Geography, History and Literature by: John Dowson

The Classical Dictionary encompassing the vast Hindu pantheon presents episodes, legends, literary works and geographical locales associated with Hindu religious beliefs. It is now offered in a fresh, state-of-the-art typeset incorporating standard diacritical marks.

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ISBN: 9788124601082
Year Of Publication: 2005
Edition: 3rd
Pages : xviii, 430
Bibliographic Details : Indices
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 18 cm.
Weight: 450

Overview

Professor Dowson’s Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion is now offered not only in a fresh format, but in a fresh, state-of-the-art typeset as well. Incorporated here, in addition, are standard, meticulously worked-out diacritical marks — as rather mechanical aids in comprehending the transliteration of Indic sounds, more specially of the Sanskrit alphabet, into English. In its alphabetically arranged articles of varying lengths, the Dictionary tries to encompass the vast Hindu pantheon, in all its complexity and symbolic/metaphorical representations. Covering, thus, a whole mix of mythological characters: gods and demons, prajapatis and raksasas, it also presents explanatory accounts of important events/episodes, legends, literary works, and even geographical locales, associated with Hindu myths and religious beliefs. Acclaimed worldwide ever since its first appearance, the Dictionary sustains its essentially undiminishing appeal to the scholars and general readers seeking to discover for themselves the awesome world of Hindu mythology and the grand cosmogonic design it unveils.

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