India's Mythology in the Novel "El Alhajadito (the Bejeweled Boy)" by Miguel Angel Asturias (Hispanic Literature 80)
By: Richard J. Callan (author)Hardback
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This work is a journey through esoteric Hindu meanings which interpenetrate and transfigure each other, showing the spectrum of deities whose virtues often change into their opposite, and revealing the philosophical concepts that underlie the myths and ancient legends.
Plot, Asturias in India and relevant Indian concepts; Alhajadito - a tripartite deity - Azacuan and Mal Ladron; the circus - arrival of the Aryans - Agni, Indra, tent - the world and "Sakti", story of Indiga, Sri Yantra diagram, bell of the Mal Ladron -lotus and "Vajra"; the curate's nautical voyage - Brahma, death and reincarnation -Gandhi, food and lust, Nirvana, Karma, the absolute; mothers, brothers, serpents -Alhajadito-Krishna - the goddesses Aditi and Diti, Balarama - Sesa and the world's dissolution; conclusion.
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