Indian Mythology by Devdutt Pattanaik

Category: Contemporary Mythology
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Publisher (Hindi): Rajpal Publishing
Rights: European and Indian language rights available (excluding translation rights for Hindi)

Indian Mythology explores the rich tapestry of the characters within 99 classic myths, showing that the mythological world of India can be best understood when we move away from a Western, monotheistic mind set and into the polytheistic world of Hindu traditions. Featuring 48 artistic renderings of important mythological figures from across India, the author unlocks the mysteries, rituals, and artwork of ancient India to reveal the tension between world-affirming and world-rejecting ideas, between conformism and contradiction, between Shiva and Vishnu, Krishna and Rama, Gauri and Kali.