Ganesh: Studies of an Asian God
Robert L. Brown
SUNY Press, 1991 - Religion - 358 pages
This book examines the complete Ganesh for the first time. Here is the God in his multiple forms from the different geographical areas in Asia. Particularly important are chapters that deal with his Buddhist and Tantric forms. The controversial question of his origins is also thoroughly discussed.
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