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Published: 04 October 2019

324 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190054113

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Lover, Magician, and Scion of the Avatara

Christopher R. Austin

  • Traces the evolution of Pradyumna's persona across more than 1000 years of Brahminical and Jain storytelling
  • Offers an unprecedented study of a literary and mythic figure almost completely unknown to scholars of South Asia
  • Contributes to ongoing research on the relationship between Brahminical and Jain traditions in South Asia
  • Articulates the social and gender values informing the construction of Pradyumna's character

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