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Ganesh--Studies of an Asian God

Robert Brown

ISBN 10: 8170305489 / ISBN 13: 9788170305484
Published by Satguru, Delhi, 1997
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Contents: Introduction/Robert L. Brown. 1. Ganesa: a protohistory of the idea and the icon/A.K. Narain. 2. Ganesa: myth and reality/M.K. Dhavalikar.3. Ganesa's rise to prominence in Sanskrit literature/Ludo Rocher. 4. Ganesa as metaphor: the Mudgala purana/Phyllis Granoff. 5. Images of Ganesa in Jainism/Maruti Nandan Tiwari and Kamal Giri. 6. The wives of Ganesa/Lawrence Cohen. 7. 'Vatapi Ganapatim': sculptural, poetic, and musical texts in hymn to Ganesa/Amy Catlin. 8. Ganesa in southeast Asian art: Indian connections and indigenous developments/Robert L. Brown. 9. The tantric Ganesa: texts preserved in the tibetan canon/Christopher Wilkinson. 10. Ganesa in China: methods of transforming the demonic/Lewis R. Lancaster. 11. Literary aspects of Japan's dual-Ganesa cult/James H. Sanford. Index. Bookseller Inventory # 8968

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Title: Ganesh--Studies of an Asian God

Publisher: Satguru, Delhi

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:New

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Pages: 358 (51 B&W Illustrations)

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This book displays state of the art scholarship on the mythology literature iconography and

practice surrounding Ganesa. No single scholar could take on the range of traditions texts

languages and practices that are represented here. It is a case of strength through diversities of

scholarly in original sources.

Paub B. Court right Emory University
I liked the wide-range of information presented about Ganesa from a variety of Asian countries.

The depth of detail it makes available the transitions of texts otherwise not available the data

on actual rituals and the data it gives on Tantrism. The book will be useful to those who want to

explore a single theme that has run through South Southeast and East Asia. It is especially

significant for the insight it provides into Tantric practices in Tibet and Japan.
Dennis Hudson. Smith College

This book examines the complete Ganesh for the first time. Here is the God in his multiple forms

from the different geographical areas in Asia. Particularly important are chapters that deal with

his Buddhist and Tantric forms. The controversial question of his origins is also thoroughly


It provides a great deal of original and unpublished material which will be of much interest to

scholars in the field. It will be an indispensable reference work on the subject.

Pratataditya Pal Senior Curator. Los Angeles Country Museum of Art Robert L. Brown is Assistant

Professor of Art History at the University of California. Los Angeles and Adjunct Curator of the

Pacific Asia Museum.


It all started in 1953. A. D. H. Bivar, then at the Christ Church, Oxford, showed me a

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