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Devas vs Asuras

Devas vs Asuras

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Devdutt Pattanaik
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Every story and every occurrence in Hindu mythology is usually a story about the Devas (good) trying to stop the Asuras (evil) from creating havoc for the mortals on earth. However, neither side permanently wins.

The peace that follows the defeat of an Asura is only a temporary reprieve. Soon, a new Asura appears and repeats the cycle of war. War almost seems like a reaction to peace and vice-versa. In fact, it might appear that the existence of Asuras is almost necessary for the world. Would the world stop existing in perpetual peace?

Devas vs Asuras is an analysis of this very question by Devdutt Pattanaik, the master of mythology. Read on.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Sep/2018

Length : 17 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Devas vs Asuras

(Penguin Petit)

Devdutt Pattanaik

Every story and every occurrence in Hindu mythology is usually a story about the Devas (good) trying to stop the Asuras (evil) from creating havoc for the mortals on earth. However, neither side permanently wins.

The peace that follows the defeat of an Asura is only a temporary reprieve. Soon, a new Asura appears and repeats the cycle of war. War almost seems like a reaction to peace and vice-versa. In fact, it might appear that the existence of Asuras is almost necessary for the world. Would the world stop existing in perpetual peace?

Devas vs Asuras is an analysis of this very question by Devdutt Pattanaik, the master of mythology. Read on.

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Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik is the author of over 25 books and over 500 articles on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He worked in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries for 15 years before devoting all his time to his passion for decoding beliefs of all cultures, modern and ancient, located beneath the veneer of rationality. Extremely knowledgeable and exceptionally insightful, Pattanaik also boasts of the added skill of simplifying his mythological accounts into delightful reads that engage young readers. He is the master storyteller of the very popular Fun in Devlok series and Pashu

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