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The Hindu pantheon is a bewildering profusion: a mix of deities, demons, and heroes, which perplexes not only the neophytes, but even the best of scholarly minds. Yet, despite the multitude of its divinities, Hinduism isn't a polytheistic religion. Worshipped over countless generations in innumerable homes and temples, these deities are, in affect, likened to "the many facets of a single crystal" - concretizing, as they do, the basic Hindu world view of an Ultimate Spirituality that is implicit in diverse attributes or both Nature and human experience.

In sheer volume and imagery, in scope and variety, no other culture has produced the kinds of mythological characters and incidents that are to be met within the Hindu Puranic literature and tradition. As one delves into the complexities and interconnections of names and nuances, exploits and genealogies, one gets a staggering view of an eerie, yet magnificent world! Which this Encyclopaedia tries to unveil in its near entirety

Traversing the marvellous maze of Hindu iconography, Professor Fredrick W. Bunce: a distinguished scholar of Oriental Art, here draws together myriad iconic representations of gods and godlings, demons and miscreants, fair maidens and grotesque witches, noble princes and heartless tyrants, ascetic saints and lustful sages, cosmic strides and incestual liaisons, jealous gods and forgiving ones, births from breast and form the mind - all these and many more that are painted on the creative canvas of Hindu pantheon. The author highlights each pantheonic figure in his/her concretized, recognisable form spelling out the very nuances of iconic language that have gone into the shaping of Hindu images.

Supported by beautiful visual material, besides exceedingly useful charts, tables and diagrams, Professor Bunce's is veritably a monumental exercise providing both the specialists and non-specialists with an invaluable key to explore the essential import of Hindu deity images, their complexity, their beauty - in fact, a whole culture.

About the Author:

Fredrick W. Bunce, a Ph.D. (Comparative Arts), from the Ohio University, Athens, USA, is a cultural historian of international repute. Professor and former Chair person, Department of Art, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, since 1980, he has lectured at learned forums and published on a variety of art-related themes. And has held many a solo exhibition at different art galleries, art museums and universities; besides his participation in the artist's guild/faculty/other ventures of the kind.

A scholar with varied intellectual/research concerns-notwithstanding his specializations in Oriental and Buddhist Arts, Professor Bunce has been legitimately honoured with certain notable awards/commendations, and is listed in Who's Who is American Art and also the International Biographical Dictionary: 1980-present.

His Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Deities, Demigods, Godlings, Saints, and Demons and A Dictionary of Buddhist and Hindu Iconography: both published by D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, have received wide scholarly acclaim in India and abroad.

CONTENTS

List of Figures and Plates i
Preface vii
Introduction ix
User's Guide xv
List of Figures and Plates xxiii
A 1
B 66
C 110
D 127
E 167
G 172
H 198
I 214
J 224
K 239
L 295
M 307
N 360
O 388
P 389
R 434
S 457
T 565
U 588
V 602
Y 674
Bibliography 689
Appendix A (Deity Categories, Classes and Groups) 695
Appendix B (Genealogies of Various Deities, Demons and Heroes) 703
             Index 845
Appendix C (Yantras) 871
Appendix D (Glossary) 967
Appendix E (Deity Identification Tables) 1021
Appendix F (Deity List) 1253
Plates 1373
Acknowledgements 1627

 

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From the Jacket :

The Hindu pantheon is a bewildering profusion: a mix of deities, demons, and heroes, which perplexes not only the neophytes, but even the best of scholarly minds. Yet, despite the multitude of its divinities, Hinduism isn't a polytheistic religion. Worshipped over countless generations in innumerable homes and temples, these deities are, in affect, likened to "the many facets of a single crystal" - concretizing, as they do, the basic Hindu world view of an Ultimate Spirituality that is implicit in diverse attributes or both Nature and human experience.

In sheer volume and imagery, in scope and variety, no other culture has produced the kinds of mythological characters and incidents that are to be met within the Hindu Puranic literature and tradition. As one delves into the complexities and interconnections of names and nuances, exploits and genealogies, one gets a staggering view of an eerie, yet magnificent world! Which this Encyclopaedia tries to unveil in its near entirety

Traversing the marvellous maze of Hindu iconography, Professor Fredrick W. Bunce: a distinguished scholar of Oriental Art, here draws together myriad iconic representations of gods and godlings, demons and miscreants, fair maidens and grotesque witches, noble princes and heartless tyrants, ascetic saints and lustful sages, cosmic strides and incestual liaisons, jealous gods and forgiving ones, births from breast and form the mind - all these and many more that are painted on the creative canvas of Hindu pantheon. The author highlights each pantheonic figure in his/her concretized, recognisable form spelling out the very nuances of iconic language that have gone into the shaping of Hindu images.

Supported by beautiful visual material, besides exceedingly useful charts, tables and diagrams, Professor Bunce's is veritably a monumental exercise providing both the specialists and non-specialists with an invaluable key to explore the essential import of Hindu deity images, their complexity, their beauty - in fact, a whole culture.

About the Author:

Fredrick W. Bunce, a Ph.D. (Comparative Arts), from the Ohio University, Athens, USA, is a cultural historian of international repute. Professor and former Chair person, Department of Art, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, since 1980, he has lectured at learned forums and published on a variety of art-related themes. And has held many a solo exhibition at different art galleries, art museums and universities; besides his participation in the artist's guild/faculty/other ventures of the kind.

A scholar with varied intellectual/research concerns-notwithstanding his specializations in Oriental and Buddhist Arts, Professor Bunce has been legitimately honoured with certain notable awards/commendations, and is listed in Who's Who is American Art and also the International Biographical Dictionary: 1980-present.

His Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Deities, Demigods, Godlings, Saints, and Demons and A Dictionary of Buddhist and Hindu Iconography: both published by D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, have received wide scholarly acclaim in India and abroad.

CONTENTS

List of Figures and Plates i
Preface vii
Introduction ix
User's Guide xv
List of Figures and Plates xxiii
A 1
B 66
C 110
D 127
E 167
G 172
H 198
I 214
J 224
K 239
L 295
M 307
N 360
O 388
P 389
R 434
S 457
T 565
U 588
V 602
Y 674
Bibliography 689
Appendix A (Deity Categories, Classes and Groups) 695
Appendix B (Genealogies of Various Deities, Demons and Heroes) 703
             Index 845
Appendix C (Yantras) 871
Appendix D (Glossary) 967
Appendix E (Deity Identification Tables) 1021
Appendix F (Deity List) 1253
Plates 1373
Acknowledgements 1627

 

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