Indian Myth and Legend

August 25, 2016|
Indian Myth and Legend
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This volume deals with the myths and legends of India, which survive to us in the rich and abundant storehouse of Sanskrit literature, and with the rise and growth of Brahmanism, Buddhism, Jainism, &c. The reader is introduced to the various sacred works of the Hindus, including the ancient invocatory hymns of the four Vedas, the later speculative and expository "Forest Books" in which "the Absolute is grasped and proclaimed", and those great epic poems the Rámáyana, which is three times longer than the Iliad, and the Máhábharata, which is four times longer than the Rámáyana. In no other country have the national poets given fuller and finer expression to the beliefs and ideals and traditions of a people, or achieved as a result wider and more enduring fame. At the present day over two hundred million Hindus are familiar in varying degrees with the legendary themes and traditional b...

Title:Indian Myth and LegendFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 25, 2016Publisher:anbocoLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3736406355

ISBN - 13:9783736406353

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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