Book Review : Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik
Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik is based on the eponymous TV show with the same name. Devdutt Pattanaik has answered numerous questions on Indian Mythology that are commonly a matter of curiosity, especially among the youth. Alike the famous TV show, this book reviews the Hindu religion and its mythology from various perspectives of Philosophy, Ideology, and symbology.
What makes Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik different from other mythological texts is the fact that it is penned in form of Questions and Answers. Just like these –
- Why are most temples dedicated to Vishnu, Shiva or the goddess, but not to Brahma or Indra?
- How are an asura, rakshasa, yaksha and pishacha different from each other?
- Why did the Pandavas find themselves in naraka rather than swarga?
During the course of this book, the reader can find valuable insights on Hindu Gods & Goddesses. It surfaces the reasons towards Hindu rituals and beliefs and how they are relevant to the modern age. Moreover, Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik narrates the contemporary interpretation of events that are said to be happened in Indian Mythology.
Those who like challenging myths and have a logical understanding of mythology are going to enjoy this book the most. Devdutt, with his experience, separates the truth from the myth in a way that is both logical as well as contemporary.
This book, Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik, is an awe-inspiring guide to Indian Mythology even for those who know a lot about Hinduism.
About the Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Devdutt Pattanaik is considered as a profound Indian Mythologist. He is known for his famous television show Devlok which aired on Epic. Devdutt has written a number of books on Indian Mythology which connects the modern world with their past. He has also spoken on Myths that Mystify and East versus West at TEDIndia 2009 .
Being trained in medicine, Devdutt Pattanaik worked for 15 years in the healthcare and pharma industries before he focussed on his passion full time. He is the author of 30 books and 600 columns, with bestsellers such as Jaya, Sita, Business Sutra and the 7 Secret Series.