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HINDU CLASSICAL DICTIONARY A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History, and Literature


Editorial: London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd. 1879, 1879
Librería: Marco Polo Travel and Adventure Books (DORCHESTER - Dorset, Reino Unido)

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SIXTH EDITION, 1928. 8vo., pp. xix, 1-383 plus Sanskrit index and general index. Orginal dark green cloth nicely blocked on the front cover sound/VG. some clight foxing to the preliminary and end pages o/w interior clean/VG. Previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper. The main title hardly does justice to this fine work of exposition of Hindu myths and religion. It is a great reference work on the history of the Aryan immigrants to the banks of the Indus and highlights the agrarian background of these settlers. Their ancient myths were directly connected to the elements that affected their lives and to those elements they assigned devine influences. Their most ancient hymns of the Rig-veda have in fact provided a means of unfolding the real source and significance of several Greek and Zoroastrian myths and some of the more obvious identifications are mentioned when appropriate. Even though it is printed in dictionary form this is a book full of charming and fascinating interest. N° de ref. de la librería 10582

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Editorial: London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd. 1879

Año de publicación: 1879

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