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Hanuman's tale : the messages of a divine monkey

Author: Philip Lutgendorf
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Philip Lutgendorf examines Hindu popular literature, art, and ritual, and shows that Hanuman is perhaps the most beloved deity in the Hindu pantheon. He traces the history of Hanuman's character, teases out the many variations on the story, and examines the sources of his enormous appeal.

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Lutgendorf
ISBN: 9781435619708 1435619706 1281163457 9781281163455 9780198042204 0198042205 9780199785391 0199785392
OCLC Number: 984783173
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 434 p. :) : il
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.

Abstract:

Philip Lutgendorf examines Hindu popular literature, art, and ritual, and shows that Hanuman is perhaps the most beloved deity in the Hindu pantheon. He traces the history of Hanuman's character, teases out the many variations on the story, and examines the sources of his enormous appeal.

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