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

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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 realization.

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Paperback, 512 pages
Published December 1st 1991 by Inner Traditions (first published 1969)
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Ongoing. From what I've read so far it is amazingly comprehensive and well-explained.
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Skimmed most of it, but it acts as a reference book. Good to have.
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Non facile,impegnativo ma sicuramente interessante
Kate
Meh- it's okay. It doesn't actually go into the stories, which to me, is the point of mythology.
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Alain Daniélou :
1935-1948, études du sanskrit, philosophie, théologie, musique dans les écoles traditionnelles hindoues à Bénarès ;
1948-1954, professeur à l'université hindoue de Bénarès ;
1954 1956, directeur de la bibliothèque de manuscrits et des éditions sanskrites d'Adyar à Madras;
1956-1963, membre de l'Institut français d'indologie et de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient ;
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