- Author : William Joseph Wilkins
- Publsiher : Calcutta : Thacker, Spink ; Bombay : Thacker ; London : W. Thacker
- Release : 20 October 1882
- ISBN : OXFORD:591054642
- Page : 411 pages
- Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters
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Book Excerpt : Hindu mythology can easily become a bewildering subject. There are a vast number of gods, demigods and supernatural beings (some writers refer to as many as 330 million deities). More than this, the beliefs concerning them, their roles in religious practice, and their manifestations in different texts vary according to time, place, and tradition throughout India's vast territory and long history. For anyone interested in the subject, or for anyone approaching an epic such as the Mahabharata, a good guide is needed, and none has equaled Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Puranic by W.J. Wilkins for completeness and clarity.