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Vishnu Purana


TITLE: Vishnu Purana

AUTHOR: Bibek Debroy

SUBJECT: Translation & Interpretation, Religion: General

PRICE:  UK £6.27, $US7.50

EDITION: Paperback

NO OF PAGES: 608

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2022, JUNE 6TH

ISBN: 9780143456865

TERRITORY: World

SIZE: 216mm x 135mm

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

LORD VISHNU AND THE CREATION
The Vishnu Purana is part of a series of eighteen sacred Hindu texts known
collectively as the Puranas. It occupies a prominent position among the ancient
Vaishnava Puranas which recount tales of creation and the many incarnations of
Lord Vishnu. It describes the four classes of society, the four stages of life, and
key astronomical concepts related to Hinduism.

Brimming with insight and told with clarity, this translation of the Vishnu Purana
by Bibek Debroy presents readers with an opportunity to truly understand the
classical Indian mythic texts. Debroy has previously translated the Bhagavata
Purana, the Markandeya Purana, and the Brahma Purana.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bibek Debroy is a renowned economist, scholar and translator. He has worked
in universities, research institutes, industry and for the government. He has
widely published books, papers and articles on economics. As a translator, he
is best known for his magnificent rendition of the Mahabharata in ten volumes as
well as the three-volume Valmiki Ramayana-both of which have been published
to wide acclaim by Penguin Classics. He is also the author of Sarama and Her
Children, which splices his interest in Hinduism with his love for dogs. Most
recently, he translated the Bhagavata Purana and the Markandeya Purana for
Penguin Classics.