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Volume 47 Number 2, December 1995

Ganesh the benevolent (Reprint 2010)


Edited by:  Pratapaditya Pal

Price:   Rs 1850 (INR) / $51 (USD)
Binding:   Hardcover  
Specifications:   168 pages, 150 illustrations  
ISBN:   81-85026-31-9  
Dimensions:   324 x 241 mm

    A familiar, well-loved figure in the art and religion of Asia, the elephant-headed Ganesh is universally revered as the god of auspicious beginnings. Despite his popularity, the jolly, pot-bellied deity has received far less attention in literature than he deserves. The present authoritatively researched volume attempts to collate existing reference material on the subject, as also offer valuable original insights into various aspects of Ganesh in Hindu, Tantric, Jain, and Buddhist traditions in India, and Southeast and East Asia.

    Introduction
    Pratapaditya Pal

    Ganesh in Bloomsbury: Images of the Lord of Beginnings in the British Museum
    T. Richard Blurton

    Aspects of Ganesh Worship in Maharashtra
    B.V. Shetti

    Aspects of Tantric Ganesh in India
    Gudrun Bühnemann

    Dancing Ganesh in South Asia
    Pratapaditya Pal

    The Dual Role of Ganesh in the Buddhist Art of South Asia
    Gouriswar Bhattacharya

    Absences and Transformations: Ganesh in the Shvetambar Jain Tradition
    John E. Cort

    Images of Ganesh from South-East Asia
    Robert L. Brown

    Spirit King, Demon, and God of Wealth: Ganesh in East Asia
    Terese Tse  Bartholomew

    Collecting Ganesh Images
    Vasant Chowdhury