Hanuman - An Introduction | Devdutt Pattanaik
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Hanuman - An Introduction
Devdutt Pattanaik

Brother of Bhima, Son of Vayu, Guardian of Sita, Devotee of Rama, Hanuman is at once, the Lord of strength and the Lord of devotional surrender. Hanuman: An Introduction then, takes the reader through the life and philosophical impetus of India's beloved Monkey God. Drawing from a rich pool of sources - the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Puranas - and juxtaposing text with image, the book is an exploration of one of Hinduism's most popular deities.

Hanuman, the Lord of monkeys, is one of the few gods in Hinduism to be worshipped across, caste lines by followers of the Shaiva, Vaishnava and Shakta orders. He is admired for his strength, wisdom, humility and celibacy. This book is a single narrative on the life of the monkey-god woven out of ideas and events in the Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas.

US $25 ISBN: 978-81-87111-94-8
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Devdutt Pattanaik graduated in medicine from Mumbai University. Though a medical man by profession, he is a mythologist by passion. He topped Mumbai University's course on Comparative Mythology and is now a part of 'Sabrang', a cultural organization that aims to demystify the arts. Through lectures, workshops, articles, illustrations and books, he is determined to keep alive the ancient heritage of sacred lore and bring out its relevance in modern times.

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