Aastha by Devdutt Pattanaik

Category: Non-fiction/ Culture and Religion
Publisher (Hindi): HarperCollins Publishers India (forthcoming)
Rights: Translation rights available for Indian and international languages excluding Hindi, Malayalam

Why are Hindus so ritualistic?
Why do they worship idols?
Were they always casteist?
Are they supposed to be vegetarian?
Why is a Hindu prayer different from a Muslim or Christian one?
Did the arrival of Muslim invaders 1000 years ago destroy Hindu culture?

Answering key questions on Hindu philosophy and associated Indian history in simple, lucid, engaging ways, and exploring the often curious customs and beliefs that are an intrinsic part of the Hindu faith, Devdutt Pattanaik’s latest book is a treasure house of information on the complex tenets of Hinduism. For many a curious reader, Faith: 40 Insights into Hinduism will prove to be a delightful and eye-opening introduction to the intricacies of one of the world’s most widely practiced religions.

Translations:
Faith: 40 Insights into Hinduism
Bhakthi – The Malayalam translation of Faith: 40 Insights into Hinduism

The author: Devdutt Pattanaik