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Understanding Indian Myths - HC
Understanding Indian Myths - HC
Understanding Indian Myths - HC
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This interesting title examines the mythology and folklore of India, and discusses its importance in Hinduism. The greatest myths of India, drawn from the sacred texts and traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, are presented. The Indian gods and goddesses portrayed in this colorful mythology are creators and protectors, but often they are also warriors and destroyers, particularly when fighting demons. Supported by beautiful Indian artworks and full-color photography, the text shows readers how these ancient tales helped Indians explain creation, birth, death, love, and the purpose of humans' earthly life. Topics include:
• Vishnu, preserver of the universe
• Shiva, the destroyer
• Asuras, demons or anitgods

Reading Level: Gr. 5-6
Interest Level: Gr. 5-9
Guided Reading Level: V
Binding: Hardcover
Series: Myths Understood
Author(s): Colin Hynson

Size: 8″ × 10″
No. of Pages: 48
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

Dewey: 294.5
Lexile: 990L
Copyright: 2013

Understanding Indian Myths

The Myths Understood series puts mythology in the context of the history of the people who created them, and this group of entries covers the myths and stories of cultures that are often ignored in children’s books. The appealing design includes paintings and artwork from old books, as well as photographs of artifacts and places, nicely combining the realistic with the imagined. -- Susan Dove Lempke,, 03/13