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Culture: 50 Insights from Mythology
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Culture: 50 Insights from Mythology

by Devdutt Pattanaik
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Synopsis How do myths and stories influence culture? What is the difference between one culture and another and how did these differences come to be? Are cultures fixed or do they change over time? Devdutt Pattanaik Indias leading mythologist breaks down the complex maze of stories symbols and rituals to examine how they shape cultures. He investigates how stories influence perception and construct truths the cultural roots of the notion of evil and reveals the need for mythology through a telling of various Indian and Western myths. In doing so he shows how myths reflect the culture they emerge from while simultaneously reinforcing the source. Culture 50 Insights from Mythology is a groundbreaking work that contextualizes mythology and proposes that myths are alive dynamic shaped by perception and the times one lives in.

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Binding: Hardback
About the author Devdutt Pattanaik writes on relevance of mythology in modern times, especially in areas of management, governance and leadership. Trained in medicine, he worked for 15 years in the healthcare and pharma industries before he focused on his passion full time. He is author of 41 books and over 1000 columns, with bestsellers such as My Gita, Jaya, Sita, Business Sutra and the 7 Secret Series. He was a speaker at TEDIndia 2009 and spoke on Myths that Mystify, East versus West. His TV shows include Business Sutra on CNBC-TV18 and Devlok on Epic TV. He consults organisations on culture, diversity and leadership and also consults various television channels and filmmakers on storytelling. Books by Devdutt Pattanaik: RAMAYANA VERSUS MAHABHARATA: My Playful Comparison (Hindi), MY GITA, Bharat Mein Devi ,Devi Ke Saat Rahasya, Shikhandi, Bhartiya Pauranik Kathaein, Vishnu Ke Saat Rahasya, Shiv Ke Saat Rahasya, Pashu , Myth = Mithya (Marathi), The Legends of Jaya, Sita and Shyam, Wisdom of the Gods for You and Me, Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik, Faith: 40 Insights into Hinduism, Devlok 3 (Hindi), Indian Mythology, Ramayana Versus Mahabharata, MERI HANUMAN CHALISA, , Shyam, , Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik 3 , I Am Divine So Are You, MERI GITA, Culture: 50 Insights from Mythology, Leader, Sita Ke Paanch Nirnay, Shiv Se Shankar Tak, The Talent Sutra: An Indian Approach To Learning, SUCCESS SUTRA AN INDIAN APPROACH TO WEAL, THE LEADERSHIP SUTRA, BUSINESS SUTRA , DEVDUTT PATTANAIK COLLECTORS EDITION(7 SECRETS OF SHIVA/7 SECRETS OF THE GODDESS/7 SECRETS OF VISHNU, 7 SECRETS OF THE GODDESS, SEVEN SECRETS OF THE VISHNU, MY HANUMAN CHALISA, SEVEN SECRETS OF THE VISHNU, SEVEN SECRETS OF SHIVA, 7 SECRETS FROM HINDU CALENDAR ART, Jaya, , Sita, , Fun in Devlok , Myth = Mithya, The Book of Ram, The Pregnant King, Pashu, Shikhandi, Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik, The Girl Who Chose: A New Way of Narrating the Ramayana, Indra Finds Happiness, Shiva Plays Dumb Charades, Saraswati's Secret River, Kama vs Yama, Gauri and the Talking Cow, An Identity Card for Krishna, 99 Thoughts on Ganesha, 99 Thoughts on Ganesha (Marathi), Devi Devtaon Ke Rahasya
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 248
  • Binding: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9789352644971
  • Category: Art & Culture
  • Related Category: Society
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