Indian Mythology

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An exploration of 99 classic myths of India from an entirely non-Western paradigm that provides a fresh understanding of the Hindu spiritual landscape. Compares and contrasts Indian mythology with the stories of the Bible, ancient Egypt, Greece, Scandinavia, and Mesopotamia. Looks at the evolution of Indian narratives and their interpretations over the millennia. Demonstrates how the mythology, rituals, and art of ancient India are still vibrant today and inform the contemporary generation. From the blood-letting Kali to the mysterious Ganesha, the Hindu spiritual landscape is populated by characters that find no parallel in the Western spiritual world.

Indian Mythology explores the rich tapestry of these characters within 99 classic myths, showing that the mythological world of India can be best understood when we move away from a Western, monotheistic mindset and into the polytheistic world of Hindu traditions. Featuring 48 artistic renderings of important mythological figures from across India, the author unlocks the mysteries of the narratives, rituals, and artwork of ancient India to reveal the tension between world-affirming and world-rejecting ideas, between conformism and contradiction, between Shiva and Vishnu, Krishna and Rama, Gauri and Kali. This groundbreaking book opens the door to the unknown and exotic, providing a glimpse into the rich mythic tradition that has empowered millions of human beings for centuries.

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  • surendrakumarN Shah

    Where can I get comlete set of ur books? I cxould get only one book—-The Pregnant King.

    • Devdutt

      Go to online book stores

      • george

        I would like to buy the book titled Indian Mythoology

  • Gaurav

    Dear Dev

    The books that are out of print .. do you have the ebooks available for the same

  • Nonyameko Afiya

    Hi, Dev

    Received your emails about your books. I would like to buy your books, but your emails says the books are out of print.

    Are you telling us that these books are only ebooks? Or available only in India? I live in the US and would love to get them.


    Nonyameko Afiya

  • Nonyameko Afiya

    Hi, Dev

    Please disregard my last reply. I found your books on amazon.com about 5 minutes ago. I am so happy because I love your articles and now I get to read your books, too. Playing the fool is my favorite article.

    Thank you for taking the time to write material that enlighten, uplift and inspire us.

    Take care,

    Nonyameko Afiya

  • Hi Im an artist, and I love mythology. Luckily got chance to read some of your books… for this book you mention the price is Rs.507/- but the price in all online shoppers are Rs.1000~ something. Pls. check or update in website.
    Im currently working on Vikramaditya story, something like this http://www.liquidcomics.com/digital_comics/ramayan_3392ad.html (this is my personal hobby work),,, can you pls. suggest any books on vikramaditya with detail study… Thanks

  • the book is amazing….. but there is a slight error on pg 69…. the definition of paap and punya are interchanged…..

  • Mickey

    Hi. Mr devdutt. I wanted to ask. I read your book. It’s awesome but why does it says man as a subject and. Women as a. Object. I don’t understand.