About the Book
Hindu mythology abounds with fascinating gods, goddesses and characters whose visual representations through calendar art are equally colourful. Hindu calendar art may seem fantastic and kitsch, but it is in fact the most democratic expression of a mythic imagery that was once restricted to temple walls and palm leaf manuscripts. These portraits of the Hindu pantheon of gods and the stories that surround them can be found on the walls and puja rooms of almost every Hindu household in India. Rich in symbols, each image is a piece of an ancient metaphysical jigsaw puzzle.
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Devdutt Pattanaik writes, illustrates and lectures on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He has written more than thirty books and is a public speaker, leadership coach and management theorist. He has written the introductory essay in this book and has been a consultant to the entire project. Jerry Johnson is the editor of this book and has written the chapters on Hinduism and Buddhism and edited the chapters on Jainism and Sikhism.