Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend

Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend

  1. Anna L. Dallapiccola
  • ISBN 9780500284025
  • 24.10 x 15.90 cm
  • Paperback
  • 224pp
  • 243 Illustrations, 0 in colour
  • First published 2004

Over 1000 accessible, informative and authoritative entries to answer any major question about Hinduism, its mythology, practices, customs and laws

• Wide-ranging topics include Hindu myths and legends, temple architecture, festivals, astrology, Ayurvedic medicine and contemporary Hinduism
• Maps provide easy reference to major cities, regions, rivers, mountains and pilgrimage sites
• List of principal dynasties and empires gives cultural, religious and historical background
• Reference material includes Sanskrit equivalents of English-language subjects
• Chronology places the main historical events and literary works
• Specially researched illustrations, including works of art reproduced here for the first time, reveal the rich imagery of sculpture, architecture, painting, dance and theatre


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