Look Inside

The Disguises of the Demon (The Development of the Yaksa in Hinduism and Buddhism)

$34
FREE Delivery
Quantity
Delivery Ships in 1-3 days
Item Code: NAS547
Author: Gail Hinich Sutherland
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany
Language: English
Edition: 1991
ISBN: 0791406210
Pages: 240 (5 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: HARDCOVER
Other Details 9.00 X 6.00 inch
Weight 520 gm
Fully insured
Fully insured
Shipped to 153 countries
Shipped to 153 countries
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
100% Made in India
100% Made in India
23 years in business
23 years in business
Book Description
About the Book

Among the most ancient deities of South Asia, the yaksa straddles the boundaries between popular and textual traditions in both Hinduism and Buddhism and both benevolent and malevolent facets. As a figure of material plenty, the yaksa is epitomized as Kubera, god of wealth and king of the yaksas. In demonic guise, the yaksa is related to a large family of demonic and quasi-demonic beings, such as nagas, gandharvas, raksasas, and the man-eating pissacas.

Translating and interpreting texts and passages from the Vedic literature, the Hindu epics, the Puranas, Kalidassa’s Meghaduta, and the Buddhist jataka Tales, Sutherland traces the development and transformation of the elusive yaksa from an early identification with the impersonal absolute itself to a progressively more demonic and diminished terrestrial characterization. Her investigation is set within the framework of a larger inquiry into the nature of evil, misfortune, and causation in Indian myth and religion.

About the Author

Gail Hinich Sutherland is Assistant Professor of Asian Religions at Louisiana State University.

**Contents and Sample Pages**










Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. What locations do you deliver to ?
    A. Exotic India delivers orders to all countries having diplomatic relations with India.
  • Q. Do you offer free shipping ?
    A. Exotic India offers free shipping on all orders of value of $30 USD or more.
  • Q. Can I return the book?
    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy
  • Q. Do you offer express shipping ?
    A. Yes, we do have a chargeable express shipping facility available. You can select express shipping while checking out on the website.
  • Q. I accidentally entered wrong delivery address, can I change the address ?
    A. Delivery addresses can only be changed only incase the order has not been shipped yet. Incase of an address change, you can reach us at [email protected]
  • Q. How do I track my order ?
    A. You can track your orders simply entering your order number through here or through your past orders if you are signed in on the website.
  • Q. How can I cancel an order ?
    A. An order can only be cancelled if it has not been shipped. To cancel an order, kindly reach out to us through [email protected].
Add a review
Have A Question

For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Book Categories