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Shyam

by Devdutt Pattanaik
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Synopsis In the forest of insecurities, is it possible to discover humanity through pleasure? Can we stop seeing each other as predator, prey, rival or mate, and rediscover ourselves as lovers? Does the divine reside in sensual delight, in emotional intimacy and in aesthetic experience? Yes, yes, yes. That is the promise of the Bhagavata. The Bhagavata is the story of Krishna, known as Shyam to those who find beauty, wisdom and love in his dark complexion. It is the third great Hindu epic after the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. However, this narration was composed in fragments over thousands of years, first as the Harivamsa, then as the Bhagavata Purana, and finally as the passionate songs of poet-sages in various regional languages. This book seamlessly weaves the story from Krishna's birth to his death, or rather from his descent to the butter-smeared world of happy women to his ascent from the blood-soaked world of angry men.

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Binding: PaperBack
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
Specifications
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Pages: 296
  • Binding: PaperBack
  • ISBN: 9780670084463
  • Category: Mythology
  • Related Category: Mythology
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