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Inside this Book – There are probably those readers that feel Wilkins’ book has been surpassed by more modern works by Hindus with a deeper understanding of the myths. ( In the beginning he seems to have to emphasize his method of neutrality In reporting his myths, perhaps in the face of his 19th century contemporaries who probably all scoffed at the Indians and their pagan ways.). But Wilkins comes across as very respectful and knowledgeable. And if you want to read just one book on Indian mythology, with just about all the important stories crammed into it (as well as quotations from original sources such as the Vedas and the Puranas), I would strongly recommend this book. I was disappointed though by the fact that on the cover of mine there is a pic of the goddess Kali and Sai Baba. He talks of Kali, but not the other figure. He does not talk at all concerning historical saints such as Sai Baba, but only mythological ones.
Inside this book –Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Puranic PDF Book by W.J. Wilkins – I picked up this classic when I was in India almost 20 years ago. Finally got around to reading it. I have to say, Wilkins covers much ground in this book. In almost 500 pages he just about covers every Indian myth I have come across before, as well as stories I never knew. He gives us these stories in either of 2 ways: direct quotes from the originals translated into English, or a quick retellings in one of 2 forms: either from an English translation of the Sanskrit original, or as a rather quick retelling. The translations are old and quaint, but charming nonetheless. There are even some interesting drawings of the Hindu gods and goddesses that were supposedly drawn by believers themselves (At least my edition, which has a different cover than the one above.
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- Full Book Name – Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Puranic
- Author of this Book – W.J. Wilkins
- Language – English
- Book Genre –Spirituality, History, Mythology, Fantasy, Vedic, Puranic, Hindu
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