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Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists (1913)

by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Sister Nivedita, Margaret E. Noble

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Series: Myths & Legends

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Gathered together in a single volume, here are the most important stories of Indian mythology, taken mainly from the epic poems the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, with additional tales from the purana and vedas from assorted narratives of Krishna, Buddha, and Shiva. The stories range from the initial stages of mythos to the final, mature state. Includes 32 illustrations by Abanindro Nath Tagore and others.… (more)
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A wonderful series of stories about Indian deities in general. It talks about the cosmology and noble gods and goddesses and other such things. Some of the scenes and events would make a fantastic movie or series of movies. For instance, when Haruman the Monkey God tries to find Sita, the wife of Rama and the adventures he goes on are really cool. It would be a pretty hard R if it turned out the way I imagined it. There is so much gore and Monkey Death.

I would read this again, since it was quite enjoyable. ( )
  Floyd3345 | Jun 15, 2019 |
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  OberlinSWAP | Aug 1, 2015 |
Abridged versions of Hindu myths, including the Ramayana, translated into English. I found this tough going. The translations seems okay, but I wasn't always sure what was happening or why. I think I need more of an explanation of the story and how it reflects Indian culture and religion. ( )
  aulsmith | Jan 17, 2015 |
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Coomaraswamy, Ananda K.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nivedita, Sistermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Noble, Margaret E.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Tagore, Ababnindro NathIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In the early history of man Asia formed a vast breeding-ground of civilization of which countries like Egypt, Arabia, Greece, India, and China were the extremities.
Preface: Sister Nivedita, to whom the present work was first entrusted, needs no introduction to Western or to Indian readers.
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Gathered together in a single volume, here are the most important stories of Indian mythology, taken mainly from the epic poems the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, with additional tales from the purana and vedas from assorted narratives of Krishna, Buddha, and Shiva. The stories range from the initial stages of mythos to the final, mature state. Includes 32 illustrations by Abanindro Nath Tagore and others.

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Gathered together in a single volume, here are the most important stories of Indian mythology, taken mainly from the epic poems the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, with additional tales from the purana and vedas from assorted narratives of Krishna, Buddha, and Shiva. The stories range from the initial stages of mythos to the final, mature state. Includes 32 illustrations by Abanindro Nath Tagore and others.
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