Seven Secrets of the Goddess by Devdutt Pattanaik

Category: Mythology
Publisher: Westland Ltd.
Publisher (Hindi): Rajpal Publishing
Publisher (Italian): OM Edizioni SNC (forthcoming)
Publisher (Malayalam): Westland Limited (forthcoming)
Publisher (Marathi): Popular Prakasan
Publisher (Russian): Sophia Publishing Group
Publisher (Tamil): Westland Limited (forthcoming)
Rights: European and Indian language rights available (excluding translation rights for Hindi, Italian, Malayalam, Marathi, Russian, Tamil)

Lakshmi massages Vishnu’s feet. Is this male domination?
Kali stands on Shiva’s chest. Is this female domination?
Shiva is half a woman. Is this gender quality? Why then is Shakti never half a man?

Taken literally, stories, symbols and rituals of Hindu mythology have much to say about gender relationships. Taken symbolically, they reveal many more things about humanity and nature. Which is the correct reading?