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Myth=mithya (English, Paperback, PATTANAIK DEVDUTT)

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Myth=mithya  (English, Paperback, PATTANAIK DEVDUTT)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • ISBN: 9780143099703, 0143099701
  • Pages: 248
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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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  • 198 mm
Length
  • 129 mm
Ratings & Reviews
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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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Brilliant for the Amateurs!!!

This was the first mythology book I ever bought reading the reviews in Flipkart. And believe me, it won't disappoint you, if you are not much into mythology. The strength of the book is it's presentation-lucid and attractive, with pictures and tables for comparisons. You will surely find yourself enriched with knowledge by the time you finish. Eager to read the rest of his books. It will be a good read(and a gift) for both children and adults.
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Baidurya Sen

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Excellent book to read

Recently I've purchase this book and now it became a trouble for me. As my mother is unable to read or understand English, so every day I've to read and explain two or three stories every day in Hindi. Somewhere she found something to comment as some stories she had already heard in her childhood but many are very new for her.

Somewhere, it is seen that author is rising several unexplained questions instead explaining the things, but it is manageable because non of us were there when that th...
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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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Decent product

Beautiful amazing and very very scintillating creation by patta naik. Unfolding the true colors of hindu mythology
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Amey Wankhede

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Brilliant

wonderful
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Souvik Hazari

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A very informative read

First when I started reading this book, I assumed that this would be filled with heavy mythological facts that will make me snore. But once I started reading further and further, turned out that I really enjoyed reading it.

The best part about this book is that it unravels the reason behind every belief that we have been following blindly till date. Gives a clear picture about mythological stories with proper validations. The language used is very simple, crisp and to the point.

A must rea...
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Myth = Mithya: A Handbook Of Hindu Mythology

Good insight of Hindu mythology for today's youth, presented in short stories...............................................................
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N Ram

Oct, 2011

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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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Oct, 2018

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Nice read..

It's intriguing.. a new side of understanding myths and mythologies..
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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:how many pages are there in the book
A:192 pages
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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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