The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow

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Plume, 2006 - Art - 141 pages
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In The Little Book of Hindu Deities, Pixar animator Sanjay Patel brings to life Hinduism's most important gods and goddesses in fun, full-color illustrations, each accompanied by a short, lively profile. The stories of Hindu mythology cover everything from love and jealousy to petty grievances and epic battles, with characters ranging from monsters and demons to noble warriors and divine divas. Find out why Ganesha has an elephant's head (his father cut it off!) and why Kali, the Goddess of Time, is known as “The Black One” (she's a bit goth).

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Great illustrations, informative and witty. - Goodreads
It's bright, colorful, entertaining and educational! - Goodreads
A delightful intro to the Hindu pantheon. - Goodreads
A delightful reference books on the Hindu deities. - Goodreads
So far, I am loving the artwork... - Goodreads
Very vibrant and amazing illustrations. - Goodreads

Review: The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow

User Review  - ACE Bauer - Goodreads

A fun, colorful introduction to the pantheon of Hindu gods and goddesses. The art is adorable. Read full review

Review: The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow

User Review  - Rachel Hope Crossman - Goodreads

I bought this book at the De Young Museum when they held an exhibit on Treasures of the Raja. The sweet, cartoony illustrations, combined with the one page summaries of each deity make this a really ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Sanjay Patel is an animator and storyboard artist for Pixar Animation Studios, where he has worked on features that include Monsters, Inc., A Bugs Life; Toy Story 2; and The Incredibles. He has also worked on The Simpsons for Fox and with legendary cartoonist John K., creator of Ren and Stimpy.

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