I would really like to know if there any good books dealing with rich eastern mythologies. Asia has abundance of mythological lore but beyond the usual stereotypes about Kali in Hindu mythology and some Djinns there seems to a dearth of books in this genre.. Is there any author with some good works in following areas: Hindu Mythology: Ramayana and Mahabharta(Mythological Tomes), Devas (gods) and Asuras(Demons). There are supposed to be 340 Million gods in Hindu Pantheon. Buddhist Mythology: Lamas and re-incarnation. I had read one excellent Sherlock Holmes novel based on this theme though not by Aurthur Conan Doyle . Islamic Mythology: Throne of the crescent moon was an excellent book, something along these lines.