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Devdutt Pattanaik Reads | Devlok (and many more)

A graphic illustration of the writer and the book: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

On The Book

It's a book on the Hindu mythological tales of India.
He tells us about the Vedas, the Purans and the untold and forgotten stories of our Gods and Goddesses.
Originally the author Devdutt Pattanaik was interviewed by the Epic Channel (A channel in India), where he discusses about Hindu Mythology. It's a informative book which is like the oversimplified version of the Vedas and the Puranas.
The book neveer feels superfluous or boring at all.

This book review is a lot different than all my other reviews as this book is not a novel or a story. It's a series of interviews discussing folk tales. He tells that he calls The Vedas and The Puranas mythological scriptures because he says that the word mythology is wrongly comprehended.
Mythology according to him is a belief present in a certain group of people which cannot be disproven or is better not tried to be meddled with.
He tell us how seas and oceans were formed, how the Vindyas came to be short in height and the story of Amrit Manthan  and the story of the destruction of Tripura and many more.

Devlok T.V. Show (2012): The first show was aired in October in the Epic Channel. This has completed three seasons and is now heading towards the fourth season.
Book (2016) : The book transcribes the show and is a very good book to read if you don't have much time to watch the show but love mythology.

Note: Contrary to my other reviews, this is a sort of book which you can watch the series and read the book whichever you feel better first.

Other Books Written By Him
 Jaya, 7 Secrets of Shiva, Myth=Mythya, My Gita, Sita, 99 Facts on Ganesha.

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For more such reviews go to:
Haruki Murakami Reads | Norwegian Wood
R.J.Palacio Reads | Wonder
Nicola Yoon Reads | Everything Everything


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