Pashu: Animal Tales from Hindu Mythology

Author:

Devdutt Pattanaik

Publisher:

Penguin

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Publisher

Penguin

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

9780143332473

ISBN-10 0143332473
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 170 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 20.5x18x1.4
Weight (grms) 250

Brilliant introduction to animals in Indian mythology
A unique feature of Hindu mythology is the key role played by animals, or pashu. The Puranas, ancient Hindu story chronicles, reveal that Brahma, the creator, had a son called Kashyapa, whose many wives gave birth to different types of pashu:



  • Timi gave birth to animals who swim

  • Vinata gave birth to animals who fly

  • Kadru gave birth to animals who crawl

  • Surabhi gave birth to animals with hooves

  • Sarama gave birth to animals with paws

  • Surasa gave birth to animals who defy classification


This book retells their stories. With over 75 gorgeously illustrated anecdotes, Devdutt Pattanaik reveals how our ancestors imagined the animal kingdom and the key role animals played in human lives.

Devdutt Pattanaik

Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik is a medical doctor by training, a marketing manager by profession and a mythologist by passion. He lectures extensively on the relevance of sacred stories, symbols and rituals in modern times. His books include 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art, Shiva: An Introduction, Vishnu: An Introduction, Devi: An Introduction, Hanuman: An Introduction, Lakshmi: An Introduction, Krishna: An Introduction, Shiva to Shankara: Decoding the Phallic Symbol, Goddesses in India, Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales from Hindu Lore and Indian Mythology: Stories, Symbols and Rituals from the Heart of the Subcontinent.

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