Ancient India

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Marshall Cavendish, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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"A retelling of several important ancient Indian myths, with background information describing the history, geography, belief systems, and customs of the people of India"--Provided by the publisher.
 

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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. 

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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