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Celebrating Public Spaces of India

By: Archana Gupta, Anshuman Gupta (Authors) & Dr Devdutt Pattanaik (Frwd)

Price: $34.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Mapin Publishing: 2017

Seller ID: 112289

ISBN: 1935677667

Condition: New


Celebrating Public Spaces of India is an attempt at understanding architecture as a defining feature in the identity of the ‘public space’ and its influence on evolving modes of urbanism in India. Through a carefully curated list of more than fifty vibrant landmarks across the length and breadth of India, this volume analyses and highlights the socio-cultural-functional strength of public spaces within the urban fabric of cities.Featuring evocative photographs and drawings, this volume strives to understand the mechanics of these built and open structures, and their influences on urban cit... View more info

Lakshmi: The Goddess of Wealth and Fortune. An Introduction

By: Devdutt Pattanaik

Price: $13.25

Publisher: Mumbai, India, Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd:

Seller ID: 001587

ISBN: 8184620195

Condition: New


Lakshmi, the goddess of material abundance, affluence, authority and auspiciousness, is the most popular goddess of the Hindu pantheon. An understanding of her helps one appreciate the Hindu attitude towards wealth and power. This book brings together:Stories of the goddess compiled from Vedas, Puranas, Tantras and folk narrativesOver 200 images from different parts of India, from different times, each in a different styleSymbols associated with fertility that are an integral part of Lakshmi worship Explanation of her attributes and her enigmatic association with demons and the nether regionsD... View more info

Vishnu: An Introduction

By: Devdutt Pattanaik

Price: $9.25

Publisher: Mumbai, India, Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd:

Seller ID: 026889

ISBN: 8187111127

Condition: New


This is an attempt to understand the meaning of Vishnu worship in our time. Written in simple narrative style, it takes us through Vaishnava imagery, philosophy, beliefs, customs, history, folklore and myth.This book brings together legends and lores from written and oral traditions of India to give an account of the heritage inspired by Vishnu.In the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, Vishnu is the protector of the cosmos who preserves life, making sure that all creatures enjoy a meaningful existence.Respected by gods, feared by demons and adored by humans, Vishnu sits in the highest ... View more info

Devi: The Mother Goddess: An Introduction

By: Devdutt Pattanaik

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Mumbai, India, Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd:

Seller ID: 033960

ISBN: 8187111453

Condition: New


This is an attempt to understand the meaning of Goddess worship in our time. Written in simple narrative style, it takes us through Shakta imagery, philosophy, beliefs, customs, history, folklore and myth. The book reaches to young and old alike, bringing together tales of Adi-Maya-Shakti, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati, Kali, Durga as well as several village-Goddesses such as Kanyakumari, Vaishnav-Devi, Bahucharmata and heroines such as Anasuya, Arundhati and Savitri. Also included are tales of ancient Goddesses who were once worshipped in other parts of the world such as Isis, Ishtar, Aphrodit... View more info

Shiva: An Introduction

By: Devdutt Pattanaik

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Mumbai, India, Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd:

Seller ID: 037857

ISBN: 8184620136

Condition: New


This is an attempt to understand the meaning of Shiva worship in our time exploring various pictorial images of Shiva iconography, taking us through Shaivite philosophy, beliefs, history, folklore and myth. Written in a simple narrative style, and interspersed with familiar and unfamiliar tales retold, the book reaches out to young and old alike. Highlights include lucid explanations and a pictorial key to numerous symbols associated with Shaivite ritual and festival practices, a map of India showing important Shiva temples including the twelve jyotir-lingas, a list of 108 sacred names of Shi... View more info

Hanuman: An Introduction

By: Devdutt Pattanaik

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Mumbai, India, Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 038029

ISBN: 8187111941

Condition: New


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, scholarship, wisdom, humility and celibacy. "This book is an attempt to understand the imagery, ritual and philosophy associated with Hanuman worship in our time. At its heart is a single narrative on the life of the monkey-god woven out of plots and ideas found in the Valmiki Ramayana, Mahabharata, various Puranas and several vernacular Ramakathas. Also included are tales found in Jain Ramayanas and t... View more info

Shiva to Shankara: Giving Form to the Formless

By: Devdutt Pattanaik

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New Delhi, HarperCollins India/ Prakash Books:

Seller ID: 1200076

ISBN: 9789352641956

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 160 View more info

The Man Who Was a Woman: and Other Queer Tales from Hundu Lore

By: Devdutt Pattanaik

Price: $29.10

Publisher: New Delhi, Routledge/Manohar Publishers &Distributors:

Seller ID: 1201308

ISBN: 1138492884

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 165 View more info

7 Secrets from Hindu Calendar Art

By: Devdutt Pattanaik

Price: $7.30

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Westland Limited:

Seller ID: 109536

ISBN: 8189975676

Condition: New


Hindu mythology abounds with fascinating gods, goddesses and characters whose visual representations - through calendar art - are equally colourful. Hindu calendar art may seem fantastic and kitsch, but it is in fact the most democratic expression of a mythic imagery that was once restricted to temple walls and palm leaf manuscripts. These portraits of the Hindu pantheon of gods and the stories that surround them can be found on the walls and puja rooms of almost every Hindu household in India. Rich in symbols, each image is a piece of an ancient metaphysical jigsaw puzzle. In this book Dr.Dev... View more info

7 Secrets of Vishnu

By: Devdutt Pattanaik

Price: $9.87

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Westland Limited:

Seller ID: 109566

ISBN: 9789380658681

Condition: New


The author is proficient in writing about Hindu mythology and beliefs. In this book, 7 Secrets Of Vishnu, he goes into Vaishnavite philosophy and stories of Vishnu.Vishnu is the Preserver of the Hindu Trinity, Brahma is the Creator, and Shiva is the Destroyer. Being the Preserver, Vishnu is the God who comes to the aid of Devas, humans and even animals when they are in desperate situations.It is Vishnu who takes numerous avatars or incarnations and descends into the world of humans and restores order. The most famous among his incarnations are celebrated as the Dasavatar or the Ten Avatars. Am... View more info

7 Secrets of the Goddess

By: Devdutt Pattanaik

Price: $7.30

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Westland Limited:

Seller ID: 109687

ISBN: 9789384030582

Condition: New


This is a book that is meant to be read with full concentration and at the same time can be thoroughly enjoyed. Dr. Pattanaik takes mythology out of its comfort zone and spins a whole new way of looking at the world, balancing between humanity and nature.7 Secrets of the Goddess in its entirety and singularly is a book that breaks barriers of gender, identity, male or female domination and does so beautifully through mythology and its importance in our lives. The book is innovative, it makes you think and not just about Hindu mythology, and above all, what struck me most unique is that it does... View more info

The Leadership Sutra: An Indian Approach to Power

By: Devdutt Pattanaik

Price: $9.97

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Kaveri Book Service: 2016

Seller ID: 111186

ISBN: 9789384067465

Condition: New


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