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Devi - An Introduction
Devdutt Pattanaik

Devi: An Introduction attempts to unravel the mysteries behind Goddess worship. With stories on Adi-Maya-Shakti, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati, Kali, Durga, the book speaks of India's long association with female deities, and the relevance of Shakti in these modern times. Drawing from a rich tradition of Shakta imagery, Indian philosophy, history, folklore and myth, Devi is one of the finest introductions to feminist theology.

126 Pages, 8.2" x 11"
US $25
 
Shiva - An Introduction
Devdutt Pattanaik

The book is an attempt at demystifying one of the chief deities in the Hindu triumvirate, Shiva, the Transformer. As Gangadhara, the carrier of the Ganges, as Pashupati, the Lord of cattle, as Bhairav, the Spirit of austere penance, the book delves into the many identities of a paradoxical Godhead. With a plethora of stories, unfamiliar and untold, a key to the deity's chief symbols, a map to jyotirlingas, and a list of the ravel-haired God's many names, Shiva: An Introduction takes the reader on a journey through Shaivite philosophy, history, folklore, ritual and myth.

126 Pages, 8.3" x 11"
US $25
 
Vishnu - An Introduction
Devdutt Pattanaik

Vishnu: An Introduction attempts to highlight the many aspects of the Preserver of the cosmos. As the sustainer of the elements, the Lord of ten principal avatars, and a Being with a thousand names - Rama, Krishna, Varaha, Narasimha, Narayana - Vishnu is an enigma, and an intellectual challenge. The book then untangles the bulk of this Godhead's philosophy. Through a narrative that is eminently simple, and images that compliment a lucidly-written text, the book guides the reader through Vaishnava belief, history, folklore and myth.

130 Pages, 8.2" x 11"
US $25
 
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