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The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow [Paperback]

Sanjay Patel
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Oct. 31 2006

In The Little Book of Hindu Deities, Pixar animator Sanjay Patel brings to life Hinduism’s most important gods and goddesses in fun, full-color illustrations, each accompanied by a short, lively profile. The stories of Hindu mythology cover everything from love and jealousy to petty grievances and epic battles, with characters ranging from monsters and demons to noble warriors and divine divas. Find out why Ganesha has an elephant’s head (his father cut it off!) and why Kali, the Goddess of Time, is known as “The Black One” (she’s a bit goth).


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Don't mess with Kali, cautions Patel on the opening page of this arresting, innovative, entertaining book. Who knew the Hindu pantheon could be so much fun? Patel, an animator at Pixar studios, breathes new life into old mythology, telling the exploits of various deities while drawing us in—literally—with his joyous and unexpected full-color illustrations. In the introduction, he notes that he has always been influenced by Japanese animation, and his renderings bear the mark of the wide-eyed, large-headed, simple style that he so admires. The book is awash in color, with vivid saffrons, purples, fuchsias and oranges adding a lushness to the tales he recounts. Although some of the design work is too trendy to last—to wit, the oversized green and yellow polka dots that decorate some interstitial pages—it is precisely that faddish nod to the au courant that will make the book popular with teens and 20-somethings, who are the core audience ("Next time you're angry with your parents, don't turn into a monster," Patel jokes after introducing us to Bhairava, a vengeful incarnation of Shiva). Both funny and informative, this is a fresh and breezy introduction to the Hindu gods. (Nov.)
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About the Author

Sanjay Patel is an animator and storyboard artist for Pixar Animation Studios, where he has worked on features that include Monsters, Inc., A Bugs Life; Toy Story 2; and The Incredibles. He has also worked on The Simpsons for Fox and with legendary cartoonist John K., creator of Ren and Stimpy.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great bedtime story book! May 14 2014
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I offered this book with the hope that the parents would read the book to the kid so that he could have from a young age some knowledge of the various énergies represented major deities.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting presentation March 11 2014
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This book is Recommended for all the kids who want to learn a bit more about the Hindu Religion in a simple word.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute book! May 29 2013
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The book has very cute pixar-style illustrations. The information was brief but enough to understand what each deity is about. I like how the book includes symbols and texts as well, not just major deities.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, and totally worth getting! Aug. 19 2008
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I just received this book today, and am enthralled by this colorful, beautiful, and amazingly moving book that talks about some of the many Hindu deities in a very down-to-earth and intriguing manner. I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants the cliff-notes version of Hindu deities, or maybe someone who wants to introduce their little ones in a fun way.

The illustrations, of course, are the most important selling point of the book. It might have been better with some fact-checking, but hey it is supposed to be an "introduction" and it fulfills that purpose very well.

Don't think about it much, just get it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cute Deities June 16 2010
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Sanjay Patel has beautifully shown that even the God and Goddess of Death and Destruction (i.e. Shiva and Kali) can look so cute.
Reasonable introduction on most famous Hindu deities with beautiful illustrations.
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