Leaves of A Pipal Tree: Aesthetic Reflections on some Hindu Myths and Symbols

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Leaves of A Pipal Tree: Aesthetic Reflections on some Hindu Myths and Symbols

India is a civilisation of many images, a culture of many visual feasts, a tradition where the visible and the palpable are as important as the oral and the occurrent, where our highest truths are embodied in our kathas and gathas our songs and stories, where our temples are not only places of worship but equally a gallery of beautiful forms and figures where myth is as important as doctrine, where ancient memories are full of cherished narratives where mythic beings are reimagined

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HARSHA V. DEHEJIA

About the Author(s)

HARSHA V. DEHEJIA has a double doctorate, one in Medicine and the other in Ancient Indian Culture both from Bombay University, in India. His first two books, The Advaita of Art and Parvatidarpana have been acclaimed.

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Leaves of A Pipal Tree: Aesthetic Reflections on some Hindu Myths and Symbols

India is a civilisation of many images, a culture of many visual feasts, a tradition where the visible and the palpable are as important as the oral and the occurrent, where our highest truths are embodied in our kathas and gathas our songs and stories, where our temples are not only places of worship but equally a gallery of beautiful forms and figures where myth is as important as doctrine, where ancient memories are full of cherished narratives where mythic beings are reimagined

Author

HARSHA V. DEHEJIA

About the Author(s)

HARSHA V. DEHEJIA has a double doctorate, one in Medicine and the other in Ancient Indian Culture both from Bombay University, in India. His first two books, The Advaita of Art and Parvatidarpana have been acclaimed.

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 10 × 11 × 12 cm
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Harsha V. Dehejia

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