Understanding Indian Myths

Understanding Indian Myths

Colin Hynson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191120

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This interesting title examines the mythology and folklore of India, and discusses its importance in Hinduism. The greatest myths of India, drawn from the sacred texts and traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, are presented. The Indian gods and goddesses portrayed in this colorful mythology are creators and protectors, but often they are also warriors and destroyers, particularly when fighting demons. Supported by beautiful Indian artworks and full-color photography, the text shows readers how these ancient tales helped Indians explain creation, birth, death, love, and the purpose of humans' earthly life. Topics include: Vishnu, preserver of the universe Shiva, the destroyer Asuras, demons or anitgods

Reading Level
Lexile
990L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
W
ATOS
7.0
DRA
60
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity History Legends & Myths
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Type
Non-Fiction
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