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World of Gods and Goddesses, In a (O)

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Indra Sharma derives inspiration from the Puranas and Upanishads, painting divine images of Hindu gods and goddesses against dreamy ethereal backgrounds.

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His captivating creations tell ancient stories and transport the viewer to the colorful Hindu universe. Prints of Sharma's work adorn millions of Hindu households throughout the world.

This magnificent coffee table edition preserves a selection of his masterpieces for posterity.


Winner of the prestigious 2002 Benjamin Franklin Award recognizing excellence in independent publishing.

"Showcased to dazzling effect here is the Hindu religious art of India National Award winner Sharma. Often featured in publications on Hindu spirituality (the late A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, was a close friend and patron), Sharma's paintings are colorful, vivid and lush, with great attention to the details of clothing, jewelry and the world of nature.

In some ways, his paintings resemble traditional Christian hagiographic art, with androgynous figures (divine or human), carefully draped garments, and symbolic items in profusion. They are highly realistic not to say photographic yet they depict the unseen personages of mythology from Ganesh to Shiva.

The book, in fact, is intended as a visual introduction to Hindu gods and goddesses, with Bae's thorough text clarifying the religious meaning of all the artistic detail. A practitioner of Yoga, Bae has spent the last three years living in India as a monk."     ~Library Journal

Author Sharma, Indra
Coauthor Bae, James H.
Book Type Oversized Paperback
Page Count 187 pp.
Publisher Mandala Publishing 2001
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