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Hindu myths by Wendy Doniger
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Hindu myths (1975)

by Wendy Doniger

Other authors: Wendy Doniger (Translator)

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In this translation its spans 75 seminal myths from classical Indian sources, Indra, the mediaeval pantheon, Krishna, Vishnu, and many other gods, demons, rivers, and animal, sacred to Hinduism.
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Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed ...

William Butler Yeats, The Second Coming (1921)

Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.

William Shakespeare, The Tempest (1611-12)

(Penguin Classics ed., 1975).
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for Denny and Mike.

(Penguin Classics ed., 1975).
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To begin at the beginning of both the story and the telling of the story, one must begin with the mythology of creation as it appears in the
Every Hindu myth is different; all Hindu myths are alike.

(Introduction, Penguin Classics ed., 1975).
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A selection of seventy-five myths of classical India.

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