A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History, and Literature

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Kessinger Publishing, Aug 1, 2003 - Religion - 432 pages
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In this work an endeavor has been made to supply the long felt want of a Hindu classical dictionary. The main portion of the work consists of mythology, but religion is bound up with mythology, and in many points the two are quite inseparable. The chief geographical names of the old writers have also received notice, and their localities and identifications are described so far as present knowledge extends. Short descriptions have been given of the most frequently mentioned Sanskrit books, but only of such books as are likely to be found in the works of European writers.

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Dowson was a noted scholar of Hinduism who taught for much of his life in India.

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