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Indian Demonology: The Inverted Pantheon

N.N. Bhattacharyya (Author)
Synopsis This is for the first time that Indian demonology and demon-lores, as found in the Vedic, Buddhist, Jain, Epic and Puranic sources have been presented in their entirety on the basis of original materials by N.N. Bhattacharyya who does not require any special introduction to the scholars. The present volume deals at length with the myths and legends pertaining to various kinds of celestial, aerial and terrestrial demoniacal beings such as the Asuras, Daityas, Danavas, Raksasas, Yatudhanas, Dasas, Dasyus, Panis, Kalakeyas, Vidyadharas, Gandharvas, Yaksas, Apsarases, Rbhus Bhrgus, Angirases, Virupas, Garudas, Suparnas, Kinnaras, Nagas, Pannages, Kabandhas, Bhutas, Pretas, Pisacas, Pitrs, etc., as also various mythical apes, beasts, birds and reptiles, the Pramathas, Ganas, etc., of Siva, the blood-consuming Matrkas and so forth and demonstrates how they have been subjected under diverse historical conditions to the processes of social, religious and cultural transformations and why the In
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About the author

N.N. Bhattacharyya

As an indologist, N.N. Bhattacharyya requires no Introduction. He retired as professor of History from Calcutta University and passed away in 2001. He wrote a large number of books most of which have gone into several printings.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Demonology: The Inverted Pantheon
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173043094
length 234p.