Devdutt Pattanaik —
I help leverage the power of myth in business, management, and life.
Myth = Belief = Subjective Truth = Cultural Assumptions.
Mythology = stories, symbols and rituals that communicate myth.
Both had many critics — some sincere who disagreed with their interpretations; others simply envious of their success, or plain cynics.
If you value caste, then this thought can be depressing, even terrifying. If you are indifferent, it will not matter.
Most people in India are not familiar with the Sanskrit Ramayana or Mahabharata. We read popular versions…
The temple which is known through poetry.
She could very well be the bangle-seller’s daughter. Or a local princess. Or maybe an exasperated girl-child, because she did not like the food prepared. We really don’t know.