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The Stories We Tell(Hb)

Release date: 5 February 2022
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In The Stories We Tell: Mythology to Make Sense of Modern Lives, renowned mythologist Devdutt Pat... Read More

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In The Stories We Tell: Mythology to Make Sense of Modern Lives, renowned mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik presents seventy-two tales from India’s rich treasure of myths and legends to explain life in the twenty-first century. The stories are arranged into a variety of themes, including ‘Apsara’, a reflection on the portrayal of women in ancient texts; ‘Karma’, ‘Justice’, and ‘Appropriation or Exchange’, which show how our modern ideals of justice have been shaped by ancient scriptures; ‘Unconditional Love’, which is an exploration of the parity that must exist between loving partners; and ‘Devas and Asuras’, which illustrates how the binary of right and wrong is anything but black and white. Originating from the author’s webcast Teatime Tales, this collection of stories is narrated in his inimitable style and gives a fresh and insightful take on how our mythology affects our lives today.

 

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Title: The Stories We Tell(Hb)
Author: DEVDUTT PATTANAIK
Publisher: Aleph Book Company
SKU: BK0444332
EAN: 9789391047825
Number Of Pages: 212
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 5 February 2022

About Author

Devdutt Pattanaik writes, illustrates, and lectures on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He has, since 1996, written over fifty books and 1,000 columns on how stories, symbols, and rituals construct the subjective truth (myths) of ancient and modern cultures around the world. His books include Pilgrim Nation, Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach to Management, The Success Sutra: An Indian Approach to Wealth, The Talent Sutra: An Indian Approach to Learning, and The Leadership Sutra: An Indian Approach to Power.

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