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Myths and symbols in Indian art and civilization

Author: Heinrich Robert Zimmer; Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1972] ©1946
Series: Bollingen series, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India's legend, myth, and folklore, taken directly 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heinrich Robert Zimmer; Joseph Campbell
ISBN: 069109800X 9780691098005 0691017786 9780691017785
OCLC Number: 647762
Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Pantheon Books, New York.
Description: xiii, 248 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Eternity and time --
The mythology of Vishnu --
The guardians of life --
The cosmic delight of Shiva --
The goddess.
Series Title: Bollingen series, 6.
Responsibility: Heinrich Zimmer ; edited by Joseph Campbell.
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Interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India's legend, myth, and folklore, taken directly from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian art. This book offers an  Read more...

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"Zimmer moves among [the myths of India] unhurriedly, with a respect that amounts to devotion. Gradually his comments bring to light the universal meanings beneath the archaic exterior."--New York Read more...

 
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