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Product Details

  • Paperback: 177 pages
  • Publisher: Westland Ltd; 2009 edition (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8189975676
  • ISBN-13: 978-8189975678
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Devdutt Pattanaik is a renowned author, mythologist, and leadership consultant, whose work focuses on deriving management insights from mythology to reveal a very Indian approach to modern business. He has authored over 30 books, many of them best-sellers like Myth = Mithya, Business Sutra, The Pregnant King, and Jaya: An illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata.

Many of his books have been translated in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati and Marathi. Trained in medicine, Devdutt spent 15 years in the healthcare industry, with companies such as Apollo Health Street and Sanofi Aventis, before joining Ernst & Young as Business Advisor. All this while, he continued to study and write on mythological stories and symbols, drawing rich insights about business, leadership, and modern life. His columns on management and culture appear regularly in The Economic Times (Corporate Dossier supplement), Mid-Day, Speaking Tree and the DailyO (India Today website).

He was also featured in a special series called "Business Sutra" on CNBC TV and CNBC Awaaz, where his ideas on the intersection between business and mythology were discussed extensively. His TED talk is one of the most viewed talks with over a million views.

Devdutt was the Chief Belief Officer of Future Group and is now a sought-after public speaker and culture consultant for corporations and business leaders. He consults Reliance on matters related to culture and Star TV on various mythological serials. Devdutt's parents migrated from Odisha to Mumbai over 50 years ago. He was born and educated in Mumbai, and he lives in Mumbai. He is a Mumbaikar who speaks English, Hindi, Odiya and Marathi. He has two sisters, and two nephews.

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Hindu mythology, imagery, and customs come alive in posters and calendars. This book does a tremendous job of explaining this sometimes seemingly gaudy art.

This book is a tremendously rich source of Hindu calendar art. Every other page contains an illustration or a reproduction of Hindu art, while the facing page contains the narrative and explanation. Thus you have hundreds of reproductions and a ready reckoner of what that art means.

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" Empathy is sorely lacking in modern times. Everything is judged. Everything is measured. All thoughts are expected to be legitimized through fact and evidence and mathematics and science. But many things in life cannot be explained with logic, least of all life, death, and God. What happens after death. Who knows? Different cultures have different answers. Each is a subjective truth. Each is, therefore, a myth, a story, a belief. [page 7]
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All plants grow and change over time but some more than others. At one extreme is the banyan tree. It has a long life, and, while it provides shade, it does not feed human beings. At the other extreme are grass and grain - they have very short lives and they provide no shade, but they provide food. The former represents the unchanging truth ... the latter represents the changing truth. In Hindu rituals related to childbirth and marriage, one finds a lot of importance being given to grain and grass and to the banyan tree. [page 69]
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I have read other books by the author on Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu and found this book having the same data in condensed form. There is nothing related to calender art described in the book .Will advise the readers to avoid this book if you have read any of the above mentioned books by the author else you will end up revising the same stuff.
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very very interesting book - if you want to start with the complicated Hindu religion this book is a perfect one to start with-interesting chapters (what is God about, rebirth, detachement, etc.) it also explains all the attributes of every 'to know' Hindu god(dess) and a good book to learn the basics
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Several good calendar-images are included in this book, but explanations/ interpretations of these are written as someone from "the west" would write.
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