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Leaves of a Pipal Tree

Aesthetic Reflections on Some Hindu Myths and Symbols



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Leaves of a Pipal Tree by Harsha V. Dehejia
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where our highest truths are embodied in our kathas and gathas our songs and stories, where our temples are not only places of worship but equally a gallery of beautiful forms and figures where myth is as important as doctrine, where ancient memories are full of cherished narratives where mythic beings are real in many different ways and we enrich our lives by festivals which celebrate events from the lives of our mythic gods and goddesses and where knowledge is gained as much from itinerant performers as it is from learned discourses and where when the wind blows thorugh the Pipal tree is as if we hear the hymns of the Vedas.

Author Biography

Harsha V. Dehejia has a double doctorate one in medicine and the other in ancient Indian culture both from Mumbai University in India. He is also a member of the Royal College of physicians of London and Glasgow and a fellow of the royal college of physicians of Canada. He is professor of religion at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and also is a practising physician.
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August 1st, 2006
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Motilal Banarsidass,
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