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Hindu Mythology and The Critique of Sacrifice: The Head Beneath the Altar

By: Brian Collins

Price: $40.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 900459

ISBN: 8120841905


Hindu mythology reflects this mixture of otherworldly spiritualism and worldly violence. Like most mythologies, it is full of images of cosmic wars, apocalyptic destruction, and tragic heroes. But it is also the repository of as many stories about courtly love, self-sacrifice, ethical quandaries, and sophisticated philosophical edifices to rival (or even surpass) Augustine and Aquinas. And unlike Greek or Scandinavian mythology, Hindu mythology is also connected to a living religious tradition and helps to define the religious identity of hundreds of millions of Hindus. As scholars of Hinduism... View more info