Indian Mythology

Books on Indian Mythology - Nonfiction, Fiction, anything. It need not be based only on Hindu mythology, it can belong to any religion but the story must be based in India.

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message 1: by Hrishikesh (new)

Hrishikesh Tales from the Arabian Nights is Indian Mythology? Get your facts straight.


message 2: by Ash (new)

Ash Hrishikesh wrote: "Tales from the Arabian Nights is Indian Mythology? Get your facts straight."

The story was based on an Indian king, even though it is called that.


message 3: by Srinivas (last edited Jul 19, 2012 08:11PM) (new)

Srinivas good list, add also Ashok Banker's Ramayana series


message 4: by Hrishikesh (new)

Hrishikesh Ash wrote: "Hrishikesh wrote: "Tales from the Arabian Nights is Indian Mythology? Get your facts straight."

The story was based on an Indian king, even though it is called that."

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Thou... , the king in question was Persian, and the ruler of a Persian empire. The same article also mentions that his empire extended to India, but I don't think that is sufficient to label the king as Indian.

If you have other references/sources for this, do let me know.


message 5: by Ash (new)

Ash Hrishikesh wrote: "Ash wrote: "Hrishikesh wrote: "Tales from the Arabian Nights is Indian Mythology? Get your facts straight."

The story was based on an Indian king, even though it is called that."
From http://en.wi..."


I own a book written by Richard Burton (who first translated it) and it mentions that the king was Indian. I am not sure if Wikipedia is right or wrong.


message 6: by Suraj L (new)

Suraj L Mishra What a great list of books


message 7: by Shalini (new)

Shalini M Oliver Twist?? Tiger Saga?? Schindler's List???

For that matter, though "chandrakanta" and "monk who sold his ferrari" are by indian writers, no way they are related to mythology!


message 8: by Madhuvanthi (new)

Madhuvanthi From where did Oliver Twist come from???


Whats Trending Now in Books I can't believe that there are so less books on Indian Mythology. In fact when I started to search for Indian mythology books, I found books based on Mahabharata and Ramayana only. Much older books on Hanuman have been neglected

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message 10: by Rads2017 (new)

Rads2017 Disappointed that K M Munshi's Krishnavatara isn't on the list. I've read them so many times my copies are in tatters.


message 11: by Ash (new)

Ash Rads2017 wrote: "Disappointed that K M Munshi's Krishnavatara isn't on the list. I've read them so many times my copies are in tatters."
Please feel free to add any books that you have read and liked


message 12: by SAI (new)

SAI Indian Mythology is not what is being written nowadays. So all the recent fiction have no place here. Or the name of the list must be changed.


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