Yaksas: Essays in the Water Cosmology

Yaksas: Essays in the Water Cosmology

by Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy
     
 

Yaksas is the sixth in a series of the celebrated collected works of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy—perhaps the greatest Eastern philosopher and theologian of modern times. In it he provides an in-depth study of the Yaksas (fertility deities) by reexamining a great deal of iconographic and literary material. He looks at the origins of Yaksas in the context of Vedic,

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Yaksas is the sixth in a series of the celebrated collected works of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy—perhaps the greatest Eastern philosopher and theologian of modern times. In it he provides an in-depth study of the Yaksas (fertility deities) by reexamining a great deal of iconographic and literary material. He looks at the origins of Yaksas in the context of Vedic, Brahmanical, and Upanisadic literature; addresses the interpretive levels of artistic motif; and looks at non-Indian literature, particularly on the water cosmology. This seminal critical text reveals the significance of Yaksas in religious history and iconographic evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195633856
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/23/1994
Edition description:
New ed. rev. and enl
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.63(h) x 1.20(d)

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