Thursday, July 22, 2010

Today's Feature: Kapur. Ganesha Goes to Lunch.

Kamla Kapur's Ganesha Goes to Lunch: Classics from Mystic India (published in 2007) is a delightful collection of stories from the epic tradition and also local folklore. You can find out more about the book here: Reading Guide - Kapur. Ganesha Goes to Lunch.

In the Introduction to the book, Kapur discusses how the ancient stories are still alive in the land of India itself, as in this quote:
[My home] region is called dev-bhumi, “the earth of the gods,” or more commonly, “Valley of the Gods.” India’s mythic past is present here, pulsing and alive in the names of trees, rivers, villages, and temples.

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