Author: Shakunthala Jagannathan
Publisher: Vakils, Freffer & Simons
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
An excellent volume on the varied symbology, mythology and iconography of Ganesha, the most popular and loved of the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Nothing auspicious takes place without invoking his name.
Was this always so? If not, how did he rise into prominence? These and so many more questions about this god with the elephant's head and unusual form have exercised the minds of those interested in Hindu religion and philosophy.
In this volume, the authors have brought out the relevance and importance of Ganesha from ancient times to the present day. They have covered historical and archaeological evidence, legends and parables, and Ganesha imagery in India and abroad to make a multi-dimensional study of this deity through the ages. The chapters on Symbolism and Worship of Ganesha explains his symbolic importance and modes of worship.
Copiously illustrated with a number of color and black-and-white photographs - several of rare antiques - and with attractive line-drawings, this comprehensive book covers all aspects of this greatly adored deity. The book would be of equal interest to the layman, the scholar and the devotee, and a valuable addition to every home and library.
AUTHORS: Shakunthala Jagannathanwas educated at Madras University and at Columbia University in New York. She received the PATA Award of Merit for her work in Tourism. She is the author of the best-sellers, Hinduism: An Introduction and India: Plan Your Own Holidays.
Nanditha Krishna obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Bombay in Ancient Indian Culture. As an art historian, she has been researching and writing on Indian art, culture, crafts and society and has lectured in India and abroad on various aspects of these subjects.
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