Myth=mithya - A Handbook of Hindu Mythology

Myth=mithya - A Handbook of Hindu Mythology (English, Paperback, Pattanaik Devdutt)

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Myth=mithya - A Handbook of Hindu Mythology  (English, Paperback, Pattanaik Devdutt)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Religion
    • ISBN: 9780143423324, 0143423320
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    Myth = Mithya: Decoding Hindu Mythology is a book on Hindu myths by Devdutt Pattanaik.

    Summary of the Book

    Hindu mythology is full of variety. There are 330 million gods. There are gods, goddesses, spirits, personal gods, household gods and gods of space and time. There are gods for each caste, and guardian gods who look after the artisans. There are gods who are protective of the nature, living in trees, and other who take animal form. Some are fond of minerals, some find meaning in geometrical form. Then there are numerous demons, each of which has its own story of rise and fall. Yet, there is no central Devil to this mythology, no head honcho on whom to lay the blame for the demons and their ravaging. In this book, Devdutt Pattanaik seeks to help readers understand many aspects of Hindu mythology. He selects a few stories which speak for themselves, helping readers understand why Yudhishthira alone went to heaven while his brothers were doomed to hell. He throws light on Rama’s status as the model king despite his banishment of Sita to the woods. He also explains why Gauri and Kali are the same, even though one nourishes while the other slays. This book is a definite read for all those who wish to understand more about Hindu mythology.

    About Devdutt Pattanaik

    Devdutt Pattanaik is an Indian writer, mythologist and leadership consultant. He is a former physician, having given up that career for his love of writing. He has also written Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata and The Pregnant King.

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    • Penguin
    Publication Year
    • October
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    • Devdutt Pattanaik is a physician who turned his love for Indian mythology into his profession. Other books by this author include The Goddess In India: The Five Faces Of The Eternal Feminine, The Man Who Was A Woman And Other Queer Tales Of Hindu Lore, Indian Mythology: Tales, Symbols, And Rituals From The Heart Of The Subcontinent, and Hanuman: An Introduction. Devdutt Pattanaik was born in 1970 in Mumbai. He graduated from Grant Medical College. He worked in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry for around 14 years. He then decided to use his passion for Hindu Mythology to write about it and use the stories as the base for teaching about leadership skills. He was invited to speak at the first TED Conference in India. He also did a show called Business Sutra on CNBC-TV18. This show taught business lessons from stories and incidents in The Ramayana and The Mahabharata.
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    • 198 mm
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    • 129 mm
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    • 0.7 inch
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    5

    Worth every penny

    Excellent and Easy Flowing Language, A must read for someone interested in mythology.
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    Certified Buyer, Panihati

    9 Dec, 2016

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    Brilliant

    wonderful
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    Souvik Hazari

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    A RIVETING READ.........!

    This is a superbly crafted piece of literature that enlightens us about the various facets and tenets of Indian Mythology and throws light upon various tales, stories, myths and anecdotes that we have been listening to from our elders since childhood. This book logically connects everything to the centre of the universe and to the perishability of matter and to the omniscience of the Almighty Lord. A MUST READ.....!
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    anvesh srivastava

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    19 Jun, 2015

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    Mythology retold in simple words..

    It's a 206 page book for those who like to tell stories to their friends about Indian mythology. A great conversation starter
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    Srinivasan R

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    11 Jun, 2017

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    Price of art

    A price of art .. But u should at least make the book quite audible in beginning as it feels disconnected in the but overall enjoyed reading.. N please give good looking bookmark as earlier u gave ...!
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    Anm

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    Very good literature

    Was inspired by his shows on epic channel to read his book. You might find it boring if all u need is idiotic mirch masala. But while looking at Hinduism from a positive perspective. This is one book that must be read.
    Great work Mr. Pattanaik
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    SPD

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    9 Apr, 2016

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    Very poor

    I am giving one star because I haven't option for giving 0 star. Author is a self-proclaimed mythologist. He proved it in this book. There ain't 33 crores God but 33 types of God. Read Brihadaaranyak Upanishad for more.
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    Ritesh Kumar

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    20 Sep, 2017

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    5

    Terrific purchase

    It's a very beautiful book and good to read and informative too. Thank you Flipkart. But this time you don't give any bookmark,that's not fair.
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    Classy product

    good
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    deshmani kewat

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    Good choice

    quality it book paper is good
    I was expecting something more philosophical and enlightening. It rephrases things most of Hindus already know. Short stories for time pass, not good if you need real answers of life and meaning of mythya
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:is it for children als?
    A:mostly yeah ... it is not for higher reading atleast . suits people who are new to the religion .
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    Q:is it for children of 13yrs
    A:no.it is not for children.
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    Q:is it for children also?
    A:no.it is not for children. Retelling with some filteration may be helpfull.
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