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elephant-headed god and other Hindu tales

Debjani Chatterjee

elephant-headed god and other Hindu tales

by Debjani Chatterjee

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Published by Rupa & Co. in Calcutta .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Mythology, Hindu -- Juvenile literature,
    • Tales -- India,
    • Mythology, Hindu

    • About the Edition

      Collection of Hindu myths featuring gods and goddesses, kings and queens, heroes and beggars, angelic beings and demons.

      Edition Notes

      Statementretold by Debjani Chatterjee ; with illustrations by Margaret Jones.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL1111.2 .C43 1993
      The Physical Object
      Pagination88 p. :
      Number of Pages88
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1062339M
      LC Control Number93907872

      - The Elephant-Headed God & Other Hindu Tales selected for Children's Books of the Year - Lancaster Litfest Poetry Prize for 'The Elephant' - Peterloo Poets Prize for 'The Parrot Fortune-Teller' & 'To the English Language' - 'Two-faced' (short . This book is a collection of 10 wonderful tales of everyone’s beloved elephant-headed god, retold in a fun and readable style. (Published by Scholastic) Amar Chitra Katha (Age: 6+) This brings you a collection of fascinating tales about Ganesh and his family. Read out these stories to your kids on Ganesh Chaturthi this year.

      Her retellings of traditional tales from many cultures include Nyamia & the Bag of Gold (Longman), The Most Beautiful Child (CUP), The Snake Prince & Other Folk Tales from Bengal (Sahitya Press) and The Elephant-headed God & Other Hindu Tales (Lutterworth), which was selected for Children's Books . Lord Ganesha, also known as Vinayaka (the prominent leader), is the elephant-headed Hindu god of wisdom, literature and worldly success. He is thought to derive from an animistic deity, possibly a Dravidian (aboriginal) sun god. Lord Ganesha is a propitious god, promising success, prosperity, and peace and is invoked before any sort of enterprise.

      See all books authored by Debjani Chatterjee, including Nyamia and the Bag of Gold, and The Most Beautiful Child South African edition, and more on The Elephant-Headed God and Other Hindu Tales. Debjani Chatterjee. from: $ The Redbeck Anthology of . Part animal and part intellectual, an image found in virtually every Indian home, Ganesa--the elephant-headed god--is one of the most important and popular gods throughout India and Hindu Southeast Asia. In this, the first comprehensive, full-length study of Ganesa, Courtright covers not merely the mythology but also the ritual, the political uses, and the modern as well as the Vedic.


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Some sources consider him to be the progeny of Shivaand Parvati, although conception occurs outside the womb. However, most versions consider him to have been produced purely through the actions of Parvati, who in the Shiva Puranafashioned him from clay.a book which is hastily written by probably copying from books mentioned in the bibliography.

but looks like the author is trying to sneak in ideas of Ganesha worship and all idol worship in general as learned from Greeks.

before them Hindus were abstract god worshippers. interesting point to note is that he is not consistent with this theory /5(57).