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Understanding Indian Myths
by Colin Hynson
This interesting title examines the mythology and folklore of India, and discusses its importance in Hinduism. The greatest myths of India, drawn from the sacred texts and traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, are presented. The Indian gods and goddesses portrayed in this colorful mythology are creators and protectors, but often they are also warriors and ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published December 31st 2012 by Crabtree Publishing Company
(first published December 1st 2012)
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gr. 5-8. This book attempts to present a lot of information in a small number of pages. Hindu, Jain and Buddhist faiths and their origins are described, along with many of the stories and myths that belong to and explain these faiths. The seven chapters describe the beliefs, settings, and deities of these faiths. On almost every 2-page spread, there is a story taken from Hindu epics and other writings. There were so many of these stories which introduced new deities and historical figures that ...more
Like other books in this series, this one combines brilliant photos and illustrations with text boxes containing pertinent facts and captions for the accompanying pictures to give young readers a look at an India they might not otherwise know. Divided into What are myths, Ancient India, Religion and Gods, The natural world, Daily life, Trade and warfare and Indian legacy, this book will draw youngsters in quickly. Topics touch on movies, music, marriage and food as well as historical and ...more