Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend by Anna L. Dallapiccola
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Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend
By Anna L. Dallapiccola

Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend

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Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend by Anna L. Dallapiccola

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India is so vast that each of its regions is a land in its own right, with its own particular language, customs, religion and cultural traditions. Yet shared social systems, firmly grounded in religious beliefs, provide the cohesive force that unites over a billion people of different backgrounds. This volume takes the main religion of India and provides an insight into all aspects of Hindu life, both past and present. Some thousand entries act as a key to topics including the history of Hinduism, its mythology, art, architecture, religion, laws and folklore. Based on scholarly research, the development of Hinduism is presented from its ancient manifestations in local cults and epic poems to modern-day festivals and customs worldwide. The complex relationship between the multitude of gods, goddesses and semi-divine beings is brought to light in the articles on religion and mythology, while its rich imagery is revealed in the entries on architecture, sculpture, painting, dance and theatre. Food and etiquette, the caste system, Ayrvedic medicine, love and marriage and contemporary practices are a few of the topics explored. The maps and entries on the principal cities and places of pilgrimage in India contained in this volume, as well as the concise chronology and list of principal dynasties, allow the reader to gain a clear overview of the geography, history, languages and continuing vibrant religious and cultural traditions of the Hindu heritage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500510889
ISBN-10: 0500510881
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 159mm x 23mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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The book establishes the importance of ragamala's place in the history of world art and celebrates its literary content; its association with music and its regional styles, and provides an interpretation of its symbolism in a way that makes it accessible to a contemporary audience.

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Author Biography - Anna L. Dallapiccola

Anna Dallapiccola taught Indian Art at the University of Heidelberg in Germany for twenty years, before moving to Great Britain, where she is Honorary Professor at Edinburgh University and Visiting Professor at De Monfort University, Leicester. She is Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, London, and of the American Oriental Society in New Haven, Connecticut, and the author of numerous publications.

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