A familiar, well loved figure in the art and religion of Asia, the elephant headed Ganesh is universally revered as the God of auspicious beginnings. Despite his popularity, the jolly, pot-bellied deity has received far less attention in literature than he deserves. The present authoritatively researched volume attempts to collate existing reference material on the subject, as also offer valuable original insights into various aspects of Ganesh, in Hindu, Tantric, Jain, and Buddhist traditions in India, and South-East and East Asia.
About The Marg Foundation
This collection features comprehensive coffee-table books from Marg, one of India’s foremost publishing houses for the arts. The books in this collection deal with the arts of Sindh, Lahore and Nepal; with the architecture of South India, Sultanates and beyond; with dance forms; with artists; with religion; with pop culture; with textiles, and much more. Each is meticulously researched with lavish visuals, taking the reader on a journey through culture.
Based in Mumbai, Marg has long been a bastion of India’s rich heritage, with its prolific body of coffee-table publications and quarterly magazines. Marg’s publications are often hard to categorise; they push boundaries to delve deep into the subjects they cover.