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The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow Paperback – Oct 31 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Plume; unknown edition (Oct. 31 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452287758
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452287754
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 1.3 x 21.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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"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... Both funny and informative, this is a fresh and breezy introduction to the Hindu gods."—Publishers Weekly

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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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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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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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Fabulous book to get my kids to start learning about Hinduism. Colourful and the stories about the gods are interesting.
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Super-cute illustrations and easy to follow introductions to hindu deities. Fun to read no matter what your faith.
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