Myths and legends of india book
Myths and Legends of India: An Introduction to the Study of Hinduism by J.M. MacfieGoodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again.
Myths & Legends of India
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Macfie is a Western author, who has written many books on Hinduism. Myths and Legends of India is a non-fiction book written by J. The book attempts to explain the riveting tales from the Puranas, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Despite being a westerner, the author has done a good job of gleaning interesting stories from various sources and depicting them in an equally interesting manner. He also endeavors to explain the nature of Hinduism through an impartial study of its strengths and weaknesses. The short, paperback book consists of pages and is divided into two parts. The first part, comprising 29 chapters, basically deals with stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
Classic stories from a Hindu childhood to give you an insight into the culture and belief systems of this part of the world. If you want to get under the skin of India and really gain an insight into the tales and folklore of the country, this is a great way to start. The author shares her passion for some of the most classic stories from her and others childhoods growing up in India in a fun and innovative way. Illustrations abound but the words take you there — deep into the forest to see the Banjan trees, or the ancient Kingdom of Savitri and Satyavan. What a wonderful and significant story this was!