Mumbai: Based on the on-air series with the same title, the latest book,Devlok by Devdutt Pattanaik 3is a repository of a variety of topics discussed on the popular TV show on EPIC and gives readers quick and easy-to-digest information on these topics.
Where did the name Radha come from? When did Christianity first come to India? What is the connection between sanskar and dharma?After the enormous success of the first two seasons of EPIC Channel’s Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik, India’s favourite mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik is back with the third instalment to answer some more pertinent questions, this time delving deeper into Hinduism and other religions as well.
In this volume, readers will learn about the various versions of the Ramayana found across Asia. There are chapters on Buddhism and Jainism and their fascinating histories. Discover where the concept of marriage comes from, the reasons behind the many riti–riwaz in Hinduism and the place of fathers and fatherhood in Indian mythology, among myriad other topics and lesser-known tales—all tackled by Devdutt in a Q&A format.
Speaking about the book, Devdutt Pattanaik, said, “Understanding mythologies beyond one’s own, from Jain, Buddhist, Greek and Biblical lore, that is part of Devlok 3, helps us expand our mind and become more open minded, wiser and compassionate.”
Also elaborating on the launch of the book, Akul Tripathi, Content and Programming Head, EPIC TV, said, “Being informative in nature, our content does not limit itself to linear television and can be seamlessly consumed across multiple mediums.A powerhouse of fablesin mythology, chapters from the third season of Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik have been compiled into a book for avid readers.”
Covering over fifteen informative and inspiring episodes, this volume is a heady mix of education and entertainment.Priced at Rs.250/- the book is available at all leading online and offline retail stores.