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Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization



Folklore & Mythology
Fine Arts


# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1954-01-01 Princeton University Press  

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This book interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India"s legends, myth, and folklore, taken from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian Art. It is primarily an introduction to image-thinking and picture-reading in Indian art and thought, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the riddles of life and death recognizable not merely as Oriental but as universal elements. IBDoF Notes: This book by Dr. Zimmer was edited and released posthumously for him by Dr. Joseph Campbell. On the cover is a frieze scupture of Ganesha, the Hindu diety of poetry, storytelling, inspiration, and good fortune. -- Brad

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