‘Myths and Legends of the Hindus and Buddhists’ includes stories from both of the great epics of India – the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. And through these stories, we are introduced to two great Avataras of the Hindu tradition – Rama and Krishna. In addition, this volume includes some delightful and charming tales of gods, goddesses, and Avataras from the Puranas and other works. Though the stories are diverse, one common message runs through them all: No matter how hopeless things may seem, eventually, righteousness prevails over unrighteousness, virtue defeats vice. This volume contains the most popular myths, retold in a manner guaranteed to enchant young and old alike. In addition, 32 color illustrations by noted artists such as Nanda Lal Bose, Abanindro Nath Tagore, and others have been reproduced from the original edition.