Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
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Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization by Heinrich Zimmer
Book DescriptionA landmark work that demystifies the rich tradition of Indian art, Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization analyzes key motifs found in legend, myth, and folklore taken directly from the Sanskrit. It provides a comprehensive introduction to visual thinking and picture reading in Indian art and thought. Ultimately, the book shows that profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions on the riddles of life and death are universally recognizable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691017785
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-1972
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Heinrich Zimmer
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Drawing on both Eastern and Western literature, this is an anthology of stories linked by the theme of conflict with the forces of evil. Beginning with a tale from the "Arabian Nights", this theme unfolds in stories from early Hinduism, Irish paganism, the Arthurian cycle and other legends.
Philosophies of India, Paperback (December 1969)» View all books by Heinrich Zimmer
Examines the diverse cultural influences which have shaped the basic philosophical traditions of India.
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