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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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A short, fun introduction to the major Hindu deities, and their convoluted relationships, as well as a description of who is avatar to whom. The pictures are droll and humorous, and help to add a bit ... Read full review

Excellent book!

User Review  - canadian123 -

What a find! Wonderful addition to our library. This is an excellent teaching tool for kids particularly young children on Hinduism. Very child friendly depictions beautiful art work and with short and easy to read descriptions for each God or deity. Excellent gift idea. Read full review

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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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