Ganesha is the most beloved deity in the Hindu pantheon, and in India, his image
is ubiquitous. It appears everywhere: on village walls, in cyber cafes, on
handbags and commercial packaging, on the sides of trucks and rickshaws, in
textiles and neon, and in the most sacred precincts of ancient temples. Here,
Gita Mehta explores the rich religious and cultural meanings of the beloved
Ganesha in a lavishly illustrated volume that will appeal not only to Hindus,
but all who are touched by the talismanic power of his image and the generous
spirit of his attributes.