Indian Demonology: The Inverted Pantheon

Author:

N.N. Bhattacharyya

Publisher:

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

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Publisher

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Publication Year 2021
ISBN-13

9788173043093

ISBN-10 8173043094
Binding

Hardcover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 234 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22x14x2
Weight (grms) 364

This is for the first time that Indian demonology and demon-lores, as found in the Vedic, Buddhist, Jain, Epic and Puranic sources have been presented in their entirety on the basis of original materials by N.N. Bhattacharyya who does not require any special introduction to the scholars. The present volume deals at length with the myths and legends pertaining to various kinds of celestial, aerial and terrestrial demoniacal beings such as the Asuras, Daityas, Dānavas, Rāk]sasas, Yātudhanas. Dāsas, Dasyus, Pa]nis, Kālakeyas, Vidyādharas, Gandharvas, Yak]sas, Apsarases, `Rbhus Bh_rgus, A

N.N. Bhattacharyya

As an Indologist, N.N. Bhattacharyya requires no introduction. He retired as professor of History from Calcutta University and passed away in 2001. He wrote a large number of books most of which have gone into several printings.
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