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Pashu

Pashu

Animal Tales from Hindu Mythology

Devdutt Pattanaik
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A fish saves the world.
A horse flies across the sky.
A king discovers that his beloved wife is actually a frog.
Hindu mythology is full of tales in which animals play important roles. Some animals are looked upon with dread, while some are worshipped along with the gods. Some shape the fate of the world, others form everlasting bonds with humans.
Where did the animals come from? From Vishnu’s avatars or Shiva’s asanas? How was a deer responsible for the events of the Ramayana? Why is Garuda the sworn enemy of the nagas? How did a mongoose teach Yudhishtira the true meaning of sacrifice?
Devdutt Pattanaik answers all these questions and more in this exquisitely illustrated book, retelling numerous animal stories from ancient texts, with his trademark charm and wit.

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: Nov/2017

ISBN: 9780143416814

Length : 184 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Pashu

Animal Tales from Hindu Mythology

Devdutt Pattanaik

A fish saves the world.
A horse flies across the sky.
A king discovers that his beloved wife is actually a frog.
Hindu mythology is full of tales in which animals play important roles. Some animals are looked upon with dread, while some are worshipped along with the gods. Some shape the fate of the world, others form everlasting bonds with humans.
Where did the animals come from? From Vishnu’s avatars or Shiva’s asanas? How was a deer responsible for the events of the Ramayana? Why is Garuda the sworn enemy of the nagas? How did a mongoose teach Yudhishtira the true meaning of sacrifice?
Devdutt Pattanaik answers all these questions and more in this exquisitely illustrated book, retelling numerous animal stories from ancient texts, with his trademark charm and wit.

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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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The Great Animal Kingdom of Hindu Mythology: ‘Pashu’ — An Excerpt

Hindu mythology not only has some of the most interesting human characters ever, but a huge kingdom of animals too. From fish that save the world to horses that fly higher than birds, every animal in Hindu mythology has a story to tell and a lesson to teach. Devdutt Pattanaik’s ‘Pashu’ dives into this bizarre, […]