The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow

The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow

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By (author) Sanjay Patel

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  • Publisher: PLUME
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 203mm x 18mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 19 February 2008
  • ISBN 10: 0452287758
  • ISBN 13: 9780452287754
  • Illustrations note: full-colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 24,380

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In "The Little Book of Hindu Deities," Pixar animator Sanjay Patel brings to life Hinduism's most important gods and goddesses in fun, full-color illustrations, each accompanied by a short, lively profile. The stories of Hindu mythology cover everything from love and jealousy to petty grievances and epic battles, with characters ranging from monsters and demons to noble warriors and divine divas. Find out why Ganesha has an elephant's head (his father cut it off!) and why Kali, the Goddess of Time, is known as "The Black One" (she's a bit goth).

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Sanjay Patel is an animator and storyboard artist for Pixar Animation Studios, where he has worked on features that include "Monsters, Inc.," "A Bugs Life"; "Toy Story 2"; and "The Incredibles." He has also worked on "The Simpsons" for Fox and with legendary cartoonist John K., creator of "Ren and Stimpy."

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Throw another ingredient in the American spirituality blender. Pop culture is veering into Hinduism. ("USA Today")