Analyses the process by which Ganapati evolved into a multifaceted personality acquiring, over the centuries, several distinct roles and attributes. These, according to the author were largely determined by the changing needs and perceptions of various castes and religious groups in specific geographical areas. Based primarily on actual field work, this brings out newer dimensions to Ganapati's role and rituals associated with him.
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Anita Raina Thapan obtained a Masters degree in French from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and a Masters degree and Ph.D. in History from the University of Delhi.
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Book Description Manohar Publishers and Distribut, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Highlighting/Underlining/Notes etc. Wear and Tear Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001584334