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.
This multiple mother tongue approach is what a diverse country like India needs. It celebrates our plurality.
Electioneering is hotting up in several states and as Tamil Nadu politics reaches an anti-climax with the Supreme Court’s conviction of Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case, Devdutt draws parallels from the Mahabharata’s Udyoga Parva
For Buddhists, Buddha is not an avatar of Vishnu. For Hindus, he may be.
Surely, a more powerful ‘nationalist’ act would have been to reclaim or reframe Valentine’s Day and call it Kama’s day.
When truth is singular, it becomes a territory and thus, a battlefield.