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Published: 30 March 1989

304 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195057423

Bookseller Code (04)



Lord of Obstacles, Lord of Beginnings

Paul B. Courtright

In this first comprehensive study of Ganesa--the elephant-headed god popular throughout India and Hindu Southeast Asia--Courtright explores the god's many and changing dimensions, covering not only the mythology but also the ritual, the political uses, and the modern and Vedic manifestations of the deity.

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