Book Name- The Book of Avatars and Divinities
Author- Krishna Nanditha, Gokhale Namita, Bulbul Sharma, Seema Mohanty, Parvez Dewan & Royina Grewal
MRP- Rs. 299
Release Date- 21st November 2018
In the Hindu universe, gods and goddesses play freely among human beings to help them, nudge them towards the right action and mete out justice. They may appear to us as avatars in human form or manifest themselves as forces of nature. The many myths of Hinduism become colourful and entertaining when Shiva, Vishnu and Devi take different forms to enact their rivalries, destroy demons and teach devotees with superpowers a lesson in humility.
This first-of-its-kind book brings together the major deities of the Hindu pantheon, describing the different manifestations by which they are recognized, celebrated and worshipped-from Durga to Sita to Kali, and from Narasimha to Parashurama to Krishna. The contributions by Bulbul Sharma, Namita Gokhale, Nanditha Krishna, Parvez Dewan, Royina Grewal and Seema Mohanty offer enchanting stories about our favourite divinities.
Details About The Author-
A historian, environmentalist and writer based in Chennai, Nanditha Krishna has a PhD in Ancient Indian Culture from Bombay University. She is the president of the C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation. Krishna is the author of several books, including Sacred Plants of India, Sacred Animals of India, Book of Demons and Book of Vishnu; Madras Then, Chennai Now; Balaji Venkateshwara, Ganesha, Painted Manuscripts of the Sarasvati Mahal Library; The Arts and Crafts of Tamilnadu and The Art and Iconography of Vishnu-Narayana, and numerous research papers and newspaper articles.