Bio

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 focussed on his passion full time. He is author of 30 books and 600 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.

Mythology Books
1. Shiva – An Introduction (1997)
2. Vishnu – An Introduction (1999)
3. Devi – An Introduction (2000)
4. The Goddess in India (2000)
5. Hanuman – An Introduction (2001)
6. Man Who Was A Woman (2002)
7. Lakshmi – An Introduction (2003)
8. Indian Mythology (2003)
9. Shiva to Shankara (2006)
10. Myth = Mithya (a handbook of Hindu Mythology) (2006)
11. The Book of Ram (2009)
12. 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art (2009)
13. Jaya (illustrated retelling of Mahabharata) (2010)
14. 99 Thoughts on Ganesha (2011)
15. 7 Secrets of Vishnu (2011)
16. 7 Secrets of Shiva (2011)
17. Business Sutra (2013)
18. Sita (illustrated retelling of Ramayana) (2013)
19. 7 Secrets of the Goddess (2014)
20. Shikhandi and other tales they don’t tell us (2014)
21. My Gita (2015)
22. The Girl Who Chose (2016)

Fiction
The Pregnant King (2008)

Children Books
1. Hanuman’s Ramayana (2010)
2. Gauri and The Talking Cow (2011)
3. Devlok Omnibus (2011)
Indra Finds Happiness (2011)
An Identity Card for Krishna (2011)
Saraswati’s Secret River (2011)
Kama v/s Yama (2011)
Shiva Plays Dumb Charades (2011)
4. Fun in Devlok Omnibus (2014)
5. Pashu: Animals in Hindu Mythology (2014)

Books on Management
1. Business Sutra (2014)
2. The Success Sutra (2015)
3. The Leadership Sutra (2016)