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The Golden Germ: An introduction to Indian Symbolism

By: F.D.K. Bosch

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 028925

ISBN: 8121506336

Condition: New


By many scholars, not least in the field of Oriental studies, the existence of symbolism in general and of Indian symbolism in particular is cast in doubt or simply denied. Although there is too much dilettantism in this field, the author of this important study requests for the conviction that symbolism must be taken seriously as a subject of inquiry. The author has taken as point of departure the mokara, the well-known Indian water-monster. He traces the connections between monster-head and other motifs, and then, clinging to this thread, penetrates to the core of Indian symbolism: the golde... View more info