Understanding Indian Myths

From the Series Myths Understood
  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 9
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

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

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 294.5
Lexile 990L
ATOS Reading Level 7.0
Guided Reading Level V
Language English
Subjects History
Genres Myths, Nonfiction
Publisher Crabtree Publishing
Imprint Crabtree Classics
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions 8 x 10
Graphics Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs
BISACS JNF052030, JNF052020, JNF025020

Author: Colin Hynson

Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs