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Devdutt Pattanaik

Teoksen Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

My Gita (2015) 123 kappaletta
7 Secrets Of Shiva (2011) 77 kappaletta
The Pregnant King (2008) 66 kappaletta
7 (Seven) Secrets of Vishnu (2011) 61 kappaletta
7 Secrets of the Goddess (2014) 44 kappaletta
Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik (2013) 43 kappaletta
7 Secrets from Hindu Calendar Art (2009) 42 kappaletta
My Hanuman Chalisa (2017) 33 kappaletta
Pregnant King : A Novel (2014) 24 kappaletta
Shiva - An Introduction (1997) 23 kappaletta
Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik 2 (2017) 19 kappaletta
Hanuman's Ramayan (2010) 17 kappaletta
Vishnu: An introduction (1998) 15 kappaletta
An Identity Card For Krishna (2011) 13 kappaletta
Hanuman: An Introduction (2001) 12 kappaletta
Indra Finds Happiness (2011) 11 kappaletta
Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik 3 (2018) 10 kappaletta
Gauri And The Talking Cow (2011) 10 kappaletta
fun in devlok omnibus (2014) 10 kappaletta
Fun in Devlok: Kama vs. Yama (2011) 9 kappaletta
Book Of Ram (2014) 5 kappaletta
Garuda Purana (2022) 5 kappaletta
Krishna's Secret (2017) 5 kappaletta
Bhartiya Pauranik Kathaein (2015) 4 kappaletta
The Sita Colouring Book (2016) 2 kappaletta
Olympus (2018) 1 kappale
Ram's Secret 1 kappale

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Fascinating and a crisp read. I am very new to the rabbit hole of Devdutt Pattanaik and his works.

This book is a collection of short stories from Hindu mythology. It shows how fluid is gender and how it lies in a spectrum instead of being strictly defined like other myths.

I have always been fascinated by the birth of Aiyappan (Hari-hara sudhan), born between Vishnu, who temporarily turned into Mohini and Shiva. So I enjoyed all the 30 such short stories in this book. A king, becoming pregnant, and bizarrely delivering a child. A cursed person, turning male in the waxing moon period and female in the waning moon period. A bromance story.

I found the footnotes in every story fascinating and making to dig deep into every one of them. Highly recommend it.
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Santhosh_Guru | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 19, 2023 |
Some of the stories were good. A lot of them were very small, and there are only so many tiny stories that you can have before they start overlapping.
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aashishrathi | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2023 |
I found this interpretation of the Mahabharata to be a bit more realistic than the whitewashed mythology that we've been raised up on. Gods and men aren't chaste and de-sexualised, and Krishna is far more humane, albeit biased and cunning, than what we're accustomed to.

The author does not try to extol God or preach virtues, instead he presents the story as it is and lets the reader make his own decisions. It forces the reader to think and introspect, and in doing so, maybe helps the reader to understand himself as much as the story.

I personally enjoyed the historical facts that are included at the end of every chapter, which give the impression that mythology is just history that has been corrupted by the passage of time.

All in all, a very good read.
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rss3091 | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 17, 2022 |
A very good introduction to the Bhagavad Gita, drawing examples from the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
It is not easy to understand the Bhagavad Gita. I read Swami Vivekananda's Jnana-Yoga and Karma-Yoga followed by Eknath Easwaran's translation of the Gita.
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