By Devdutt Pattanaik
An exploration of ninety nine vintage myths of India from a completely non-Western paradigm that offers a clean figuring out of the Hindu non secular landscape
• Compares and contrasts Indian mythology with the tales of the Bible, historic Egypt, Greece, Scandinavia, and Mesopotamia
• appears to be like on the evolution of Indian narratives and their interpretations over the millennia
• Demonstrates how the mythology, rituals, and paintings of historic India are nonetheless vivid at the present time and tell the modern generation
From the blood-letting Kali to the mysterious Ganesha, the Hindu non secular panorama is populated via characters that locate no parallel within the Western religious global. Indian Mythology explores the wealthy tapestry of those characters inside of ninety nine vintage myths, displaying that the mythological international of India should be most sensible understood once we stream clear of a Western, monotheistic frame of mind and into the polytheistic global of Hindu traditions.
Featuring forty eight creative renderings of vital mythological figures from throughout India, the writer unlocks the mysteries of the narratives, rituals, and paintings of old India to bare the stress among world-affirming and world-rejecting rules, 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, delivering a glimpse into the wealthy mythic culture that has empowered hundreds of thousands of people for hundreds of years.