Purana Perennis: Reciprocity and Transformation in Hindu and Jaina Texts
SUNY Press, 1993 - Religion - 331 pages
In essays emerging from a conference on the Puranas at the U. of Wisconsin in August 1985, leading American, European, and Indian scholars discuss the subject of the Puranas (essentially collections of stories dealing with all aspects of myth, ritual, science, and history), focusing particularly on the relationship between the Great Puranas of th
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