Established in 1969, Manohar is a publishing house and a bookseller serving individuals and libraries. We export books by mail and have a bookstore at Ansari Road in Delhi.
Manohar initially sold only rare and out of print publications, but soon branched out into local sale/export of new books published in India, and then into publishing of scholarly works under its own imprint.
27 July, 2012
Hanuman: God and Epic Hero
and Epic Hero
has an important place in India and is worshipped by millions of people. He is
a god who is the archetype of honesty, loyalty and courage. More than any other
folk god, Hanuman is endowed with human qualities so much cherished in the
seeks to fill this gap and explores the human and superhuman role of Hanuman in
Sanskrit texts. With the Ramayana as
the basic source, Sanskrit plays and Puranas have also been studied to unravel
the complexity of Hanuman’s personality and its development as a character in
flesh and blood. Hanuman is also analysed in the context of religious tradition
centered on Ramayana.
focuses on the evolution and change in the theology of Hanuman. He appears as
an incarnation of Siva, a god in his own right, a tribal deity and a hero god
with power and virility who destroys evil. At a mundane level Hanuman is an
ideal human, an upright man, a trusted friend of Rama, a statesman and a brave
warrior. In the bhakti tradition, he is the lord, the object of bhakti.
Joginder Narula earned her Ph.D. from University of
Delhi and did further work at the Center for Religious Studies, University of
Toronto. She now lives in Toronto, Canada.