ISBN 9780892818075,The Goddess In India

The Goddess In India


Simon & Schuster



Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9780892818075

ISBN-10 0892818077


Number of Pages 168 Pages
Language (English)


An exhaustive collection of stories about goddesses across India, The Goddess in India explores how the various myths have evolved in over 4000 years of stories. Indian myth celebrates the female divinity, worshipping trees, nature and the earth until eventually personifying the myths into myriad myths. The collection contains some of the rarest stories, often discarded with disdain by priests and clerics alike, but it is these very stories that show how Hinduism portrays women, and how the present day stories have evolved. About Devdutt Pattanaik Devdutt Pattanaik is an Indian physician, writer and leadership consultant. He is the author of several other books including: Myth = Mithya: A Handbook of Hindu Mythology, The Pregnant King and Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata. A graduate of Grant Medical College, Mumbai, he worked in Pharma for fourteen years before moving on to a career in writing.