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Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization / Edition 1
     

Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization / Edition 1

by Heinrich Robert Zimmer
 

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ISBN-10: 0691017786

ISBN-13: 9780691017785

Pub. Date: 05/01/1972

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This book interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India's legend, myth, and folklore, taken directly from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian art. It is primarily an introduction to image-thinking and picture-reading in Indian art and thought, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the riddles of life

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This book interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India's legend, myth, and folklore, taken directly from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian art. It is primarily an introduction to image-thinking and picture-reading in Indian art and thought, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the riddles of life and death recognizable not merely as Oriental but as universal elements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691017785
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1972
Series:
Works by Heinrich Zimmer Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
639,304
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates ix
I Eternity and time
1 The Parade of Ants 3
2 The Wheel of Rebirth 11
3 The Wisdom of Life 19
II The Mythology of Vishnu
1 Vishnu Maya 23
2 The Waters of Existence 27
3 The Waters of Non-Existance 35
4 Maya in Indian Art 53
III The Guardians of Life
1 The Serpent, Supporter of Vishnu and the Buddha 59
2 Divinities and their Vehicles 69
3 The Serpent and the Bird 72
4 Vishnu as Conqueror of the Serpent 77
5 The Lotus 90
6 The Elephant 102
7 The Sacred Rivers 109
IV The Cosmic Delight of Shiva
1 The "Fundamental Form" and the "Playful Manifestations" 123
2 The Phenomenon of Expanding Form 130
3 Shiva-Shakti 137
4 The Great Lord 148
5 The Dance of Shiva 151
6 The Face of Glory 175
7 The Destroyer of the Three Towns 185
V The Goddess
1 The Origin of The Goddess 189
2. The Island of Jewels 197
VI Conclusion 217
Index 223
Plates 249

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