Hindu and Jain Mythology of Balarama: Change and Continuity in an Early Indian Cult

Hindu and Jain Mythology of Balarama: Change and Continuity in an Early Indian Cult

By: Lavanya Vemsani (author)Hardback

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Studies the evolution of Balarama in Vaisnavism through comparative analysis of Balarama stories from selected Hindu puranas, asserting that Balarama was a multifaceted deity of considerable importance in early Vaisnavism. The analysis of Balarama stories provides insight into the long process of the development of Vaisnavism.

About Author

Lavanya Vemsani is Assistant Professor of Asian History and Religions at St. Thomas University, New Brunswick.

Contents

Foreword; List of Charts; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; I. Introduction and Primary Sources; II. Hindu Mythology: Balarama; III. Jain Mythology: Balarama; IV. Conclusions; Figures; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773457232
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 236
  • ID: 9780773457232
  • ISBN10: 0773457232

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