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My Book of Hindu Gods & Goddesses (Indian Mythology)

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About The Book Meet Krishna the Cowherd Prince, Ganesh the Elephant-headed God, Hanuman the Monkey God and a host of other gods and goddesses! With delightful illustrations in the Mithila folk-art style of Bihar, these marvellous mythological tales have been simplified and recounted here for the young child. It is a colourful introduction for children to the wonderful world of Hindu gods, goddesses and heroes. About the Author Sheila Dhir won the Indo-Soviet Nehru Award when s...
About The Book

Meet Krishna the Cowherd Prince, Ganesh the Elephant-headed God, Hanuman the Monkey God and a host of other gods and goddesses! With delightful illustrations in the Mithila folk-art style of Bihar, these marvellous mythological tales have been simplified and recounted here for the young child.

It is a colourful introduction for children to the wonderful world of Hindu gods, goddesses and heroes.

About the Author

Sheila Dhir won the Indo-Soviet Nehru Award when she was thirteen. A graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and a Masters in Mass Communication from University of Denver, Colorado, she has written and illustrated several books for children. Her Book Gandhi received the Public Relations Society of India Award in 1984.

Introduction

Indian mythology is full of stories of gods and goddesses. Sometimes, these celestial beings took the forms of beasts and birds. There are many wonderful myths about these divine creatures, which, like all mythological stories, have many versions and layers. These stories and myths have been simplified and recounted here for the young child.

The illustrations in this book have been adapted from the folk art of Mithila, in Bhiar. For about three thousand years, the women of Mithila have been painting the stories of gods and goddesses, and these child-like drawings are done in a similar style.

Contents

Cowherd Prince: Krishna 8  
God of Creation: Brahma 10  
Goddess of Knowledge: Saraswati 12  
Elephant-headed God:Ganesha 14  
Sun God:Surya 16  
Moon God:Chandra 18  
Goddess of Wealth:Lakshmi 20  
The Perfect One:Rama 22  
Warrior Goddess:Kali 24  
God of Destruction:Shiva 26  
The Holy Cow:Surabhi 28  
The Monkey God:Huanuman 30  
The King God of Elephants:Airavata 32  
The Snake Goddess:Manasa 34  
The Boar God;Varaha 36  
The Man-Lion God:Narsimba 38  
The Many-headed Snake God:Ananta 40  
The Fish God:Matsya 42  
The Bird God:Garuda 44  
The Tortoise God:Kurma 46  

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Item Code: NAP318 Author: Sheila Dhir Cover: Paperback Edition: 2017 Publisher: Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 9789352751501 Language: English Size: 8.5 inch X 7.0 inch Pages: 47 (Throughout Color Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 150 gms
Price: $16.00
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