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Classic Indian Tales

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (Author) Sister Nivedita (Author)
Synopsis Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists is a single volume comprising the most important stories of Indian mythology taken from the two great epics Mahabharata and Ramayana, with additional tales from the Puranas, the Vedas and assorted narratives of Krishna, Buddha and Shiva. The book prepared by two of the foremost scholars and writers on Indian life, explains and interprets Indian ways and thoughts.
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About the author

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, the greatest among the Indian art-historians, was born in Colombo on August 22, 1877. After graduating from the University of London he became the director of the Mineralogical Survey of Ceylon. Between 1906 and 1917, when he joined as the Curator of Indian Art in the Boston Museum he was busy lecturing on Indian art and formed societies for the study of Indian art. In 1938, he became the chairman of National Committee for India’s Freedom. His contributions on Indian philosophy, religion, art and iconography, painting and literature are of the greatest importance as were his contributions on music, science and Islamic art. He died on September 9, 1947.

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Bibliographic information

Title Classic Indian Tales
Format Softcover
Date published: 12.09.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788172248215
length 416p.