Hindu and Jain Mythology of Balarama
Change and Continuity in an Early Indian Cult
Studies the evolution of Balarama in Vaisnavism through comparative analysis of Balarama stories from selected Hindu puranas, asserting that Balarama was a multifaceted deity of considerable importance in early Vaisnavism. The analysis of Balarama stories provides insight into the long process of the development of Vaisnavism.
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"This study serves to direct critical attention to neglected deities of Hinduism... this book should help establish Balarama as an independent and popular deity on his own merit..." - Paul Younger, Professor Emeritus, McMaster University"