By Devdutt Pattanaik
An exploration of ninety nine vintage myths of India from a wholly non-Western paradigm that offers a clean knowing of the Hindu non secular landscape
• Compares and contrasts Indian mythology with the tales of the Bible, old Egypt, Greece, Scandinavia, and Mesopotamia
• seems to be on the evolution of Indian narratives and their interpretations over the millennia
• Demonstrates how the mythology, rituals, and artwork of historic India are nonetheless bright at the present time and tell the modern generation
From the blood-letting Kali to the mysterious Ganesha, the Hindu religious panorama is populated by way of characters that locate no parallel within the Western non secular international. Indian Mythology explores the wealthy tapestry of those characters inside ninety nine vintage myths, displaying that the mythological global of India might be most sensible understood once we stream clear of a Western, monotheistic approach and into the polytheistic international of Hindu traditions.
Featuring forty eight inventive renderings of significant mythological figures from throughout India, the writer unlocks the mysteries of the narratives, rituals, and art of historical India to bare the strain among world-affirming and world-rejecting principles, among conformism and contradiction, among Shiva and Vishnu, Krishna and Rama, Gauri and Kali. This groundbreaking publication opens the door to the unknown and unique, supplying a glimpse into the wealthy mythic culture that has empowered thousands of people for hundreds of years.