Handbook of Hindu Mythology (Google eBook)

Front Cover
ABC-CLIO, 2003 - Reference - 372 pages
3 Reviews
Hindu mythology is a complex mythology of multifaceted deities, lengthy heroic tales, and arcane philosophies, with a 3000-year history of reinterpretations and adaptations. This text looks at the connections between the structure of myth cycles and Indian storytelling and music traditions.

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

In vabishya puran(Future puran) it is told in kaliyug(Iron age),there will be a time where and when ignorant,fool and people full of lust will pretend to be all knowing and intillect and pretend to be guru...........this is same here.........this book has hundreds of mistakes and its way of elaboration and interpretations in respective topics are irrelivent........and I dont recomend it for any body to buy it. Thanks. 

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

It is sad to see an entire book talking about Hinduism as being born of mythology. An appropriate title would be history, in which case a number of elements could be understood by the author correctly. He misses the elements right from the very beginning by calling it mythology.


1 Introduction
2 Mythic Time Space and Causality
3 Characters Themes and Concepts
4 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources
About the Author

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

George M. Williams is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Chico. He was one of the founders of the Religion in Modern India section of the American Academy of Religion and its first chair.

Bibliographic information