Ancient India (Google eBook)

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Marshall Cavendish, Sep 1, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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The Myths of the World series explores the mythology of some of history's greatest civilizations. Each book opens with a brief look at the culture that created the myths, including its geographical setting, political history, government, society, and religious beliefs. Next come the stories themselves. Each one of the half dozen or so myths per title has been retold by critically acclaimed author Virginia Schomp. Based on a variety of traditional sources, the new versions are fun and easy to read. At the same time, they remain true to the spirit of the ancient tales, preserving their magic, their mystery, and the special ways of speech and avenues of thought that made each culture unique.
  

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Ancient India by Virginia Schomp is a very educational and entertaining. It tells you about Hinduism and also about buddism which was founded by a Indian named Gautama Sidartha. I don't wan't to give the story away. This book is also entertaining because of its myths and stories. I recamend this book for all ages. As you see on top I rated this book a 5. Trust me and read this book because it will take you to a fantactic other world. 

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Good brief introduction to Ancient India with helpful timelines and full color photographs of artifacts. Read full review

Contents

THE MAGIC of MYTHS
A SACRED LAND
13
A LONG AND GLORIOUS HISTORY
16
THE GROWTH of HINDUISM
20
THE HINDU GODS and GODDESSES
22
HINDU BELIEFS and the CASTE SYSTEM
23
The IDEAL PATH
26
Brahma Emerges from the Lotus Flower
31
Durga Slays the Buffalo Demon
59
How Ganesha Got His Elephant Head
67
Jataka Tales
77
GLOSSARY
87
SOURCES of the MYTHS
88
To FIND OUT MORE
90
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
91
NOTES on QUOTATIONS
92

Vamana and the Three Steps
37
The Ramayana
45

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