Yama in Hindu mythology is the eschatogist and god of death. And is thus dreaded. Even in today` India there is a fearful hesitancy if not conscious avoidance of any talk about him. Yet paradoxically the phenomenon of death does not evoke a similar fear in the Indian psyche accepted as it is a natural event a part of life just like poverty sickness and old age.Here is an indightful at once compelling exposition of the phenomenon of death based on plurimillennial tradition of the hindus which despite the affirmation of western attitudes in certain elitist sections of the urban society has endured since the times of the Vedas and Indic civilization.
Gian Giuseppe Filippi holds Venice University`s doctorate and international recognition as a specialist in Indoogical studies. For over three decades he has lectured on Indian art History and different Indology related subjects at different fora that notably related subjects at different fora that notably include his stints as visiting professor at the UK`s Hull University India`s Prestigious Indira Gandhi centre for the arts.