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Rama vs Krishna

Rama vs Krishna

(Penguin Petit)

Devdutt Pattanaik
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Both Hindu epics—Ramayana and Mahabharata—seek to establish a certain order in the world. Their heroes, Rama and Krishna, have different ideals and respond differently to seemingly similar situations. However, is there one correct way? Are Rama’s ideals above Krishna’s shrewdness?

Emotions are the biggest threat to the order imposed by dharma. The conflict between the head and the heart is usually the root of all troubles that plague mankind. This conflict usually leads to either social change or cultural decay. But rules and regulations are meant to adapt and change according to time and geography. If that is the case, are we doing a good job adapting our ideals to our dharma?

Read on as Devdutt Pattanaik examines the conflict between cultural demands and natural urges through two of Hinduism’s biggest heroes in Rama vs Krishna.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Sep/2018

Length : 28 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Rama vs Krishna

(Penguin Petit)

Devdutt Pattanaik

Both Hindu epics—Ramayana and Mahabharata—seek to establish a certain order in the world. Their heroes, Rama and Krishna, have different ideals and respond differently to seemingly similar situations. However, is there one correct way? Are Rama’s ideals above Krishna’s shrewdness?

Emotions are the biggest threat to the order imposed by dharma. The conflict between the head and the heart is usually the root of all troubles that plague mankind. This conflict usually leads to either social change or cultural decay. But rules and regulations are meant to adapt and change according to time and geography. If that is the case, are we doing a good job adapting our ideals to our dharma?

Read on as Devdutt Pattanaik examines the conflict between cultural demands and natural urges through two of Hinduism’s biggest heroes in Rama vs Krishna.

Select Preferred Format

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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