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The Myths and Gods of India: The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism from the Princeton Bollingen Series
     

The Myths and Gods of India: The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism from the Princeton Bollingen Series

by Alain Danielou, Alain Daniilou
 

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The study of Hindu mythology explores the significance of the most prominent Hindu dieties as they are envisioned by the Hindus themselves. Referred to by its adherents as the "eternal religion," Hinduism recognizes for each age and each country a new form of revelation—and for each person, according to his or her stage of development, a different path of

Overview

The study of Hindu mythology explores the significance of the most prominent Hindu dieties as they are envisioned by the Hindus themselves. Referred to by its adherents as the "eternal religion," Hinduism recognizes for each age and each country a new form of revelation—and for each person, according to his or her stage of development, a different path of realization.

This widely praised study of Hindu deities reveals the message of tolerance and adaptability at the heart of this ancient religion.

Editorial Reviews

American Anthropologist
"A pleasure to behold and an invigorating experience to read."
American Anthropologist
"A pleasure to behold and an invigorating experience to read."
August 2002 Tyr
"If you read only one book on Hinduism, it must be Danielou's Myths and Gods of India."
Institute of Hermetic Studies
" . . . sheds light on more than just Hindu philosophy and practices, but also on how the Western 'Orientalphiles' have been clearly selective in what they put forward as their vision of India."
From the Publisher
" . . . sheds light on more than just Hindu philosophy and practices, but also on how the Western 'Orientalphiles' have been clearly selective in what they put forward as their vision of India."

"If you read only one book on Hinduism, it must be Danielou's Myths and Gods of India."

"A pleasure to behold and an invigorating experience to read."

Sep 2008 Institute of Hermetic Studies
" . . . sheds light on more than just Hindu philosophy and practices, but also on how the Western 'Orientalphiles' have been clearly selective in what they put forward as their vision of India."
August 2002 - Tyr
"If you read only one book on Hinduism, it must be Danielou's Myths and Gods of India."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892813544
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
12/28/1991
Series:
Bollingen Series , #73
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,353,831
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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From the Publisher
"A pleasure to behold and an invigorating experience to read."

"If you read only one book on Hinduism, it must be Danielou's Myths and Gods of India."

" . . . sheds light on more than just Hindu philosophy and practices, but also on how the Western 'Orientalphiles' have been clearly selective in what they put forward as their vision of India."

Meet the Author

Alain Daniélou was an intimate of Stravinsky, Cocteau, and Nabokov in his early years, then spent twenty years in India studying music and philosophy with eminent scholars of the Hindu tradition. He is the author of more than thirty books on the religion, history, and arts of India and the Mediterranean, including While the Gods Play, Gods of Love and Ecstasy, Yoga: Mastering the Secrets of Matter and the Universe, and The Complete Kama Sutra. Daniélou was the founder and director of the International Institute for Comparative Musicology in Berlin, and was a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, and Officier du Mérite National.

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