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Hanuman's tale : the messages of a divine monkey

Author: Philip Lutgendorf
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Drawing on Sanskrit and vernacular texts, classical iconography and modern TV serials, and extensive fieldwork and interviews, Philip Lutgendorf challenges the academic cliche of Hanuman as a "minor" or "folk" deity by exploring his complex and growing role in South Asian religion and culture. This wide-ranging study examines the historical evolution of Hanuman's worship, his close association with Shiva and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lutgendorf, Philip.
Hanuman's tale.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608553412
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Lutgendorf
ISBN: 0195309219 9780195309218 0195309227 9780195309225 7890195309216
OCLC Number: 67375175
Description: xiv, 434 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Major and minor: Hanuman in Hindu life and scholarly discourse --
A long and winding tail: Hanuman in history and historiography --
Prayers, recipes, memoirs: Hanuman in Hindi popular literature --
The Hanumāyana: forty tales of Hanuman --
A reader's guide to the Hanumāyana --
Sitings and sightings: Hanuman in the cultural landscape --
Like mother, like son: Hanuman, goddesses, and women --
Monkey in the middle: Hanuman and his kin in transcultural discourse.
Responsibility: Philip Lutgendorf.
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Hanuman, the Hindu monkey-god, is best known in the west for his role in the epic "Ramayana". This book examines Hindu literature, art, and ritual, and shows that Hanuman is the most beloved deity in  Read more...

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