Ganesha - An Introduction | Shakunthala Jagannathan, Nandita Krishna
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Ganesha - An Introduction
Shakunthala Jagannathan, Nandita Krishna

Among the many Gods worshipped in India, Ganesha has a pride of place - as the Lord of Beginnings, the Remover of Obstacles, the endearing elephant-headed deity. But was Ganesha always our beloved God? How then did He weave his way into a country's affections? Moving effortlessly between legend and history, parables and archeology, the book sheds light on the rise of a God. With photographs and attractive line-drawings, this book speaks as effectively through visual as it does through words.

Ganesha is today the most popular and loved of the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Nothing auspicious takes place without invoking his name. Was this always so? If not, how did he rise into prominence? These and so many more questions have exercised the minds of those interested in Hindu religion and philosophy. Profusely illustrated.

US $22 ISBN: 978-81-8462-004-7
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Dr. Nanditha Krishna obtained her Ph.D from the Department of Ancient Indian Culture, University of Bombay, specializing in Hindu iconography and ethno-archaeology. She has been researching, lecturing and writing extensively on Indian art, culture and society, as well as the environment which is her passion. She is the Director of the C. P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Institute of Indological research, Saraswathi Kendra Center for Children and C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre.

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