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Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik

Author of mythology booksdevdutt.pattanaik@gmail.com
The author writes on mythology. His latest work is Girl who Chose: a new way of retelling the Ramayana.

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Why is Holi celebrated more in north India than south India?

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Is Hinduism feminist or patriarchal?

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Were Hindus always casteist?

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Why do Hindus worship idols?

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Who is a guru?

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Does Hinduism have anything to say about mind, perception and cognition?

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Is there such a thing as Hindu Halloween?

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Why do Hindus light lamps?

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Can rakshasas or asuras be called the Hindu devil?

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How did the world come into being according to Hinduism?

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Is divorce permitted in Hinduism?

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Why do Hindus worship cows?

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Why are Brahmin and Kshatriya aspirational for most Hindus and not Vaishya and Shudra?

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Why do Hindus prefer birth anniversaries to death anniversaries?

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Why Hanuman Chalisa is the most powerful expression of personal Hinduism

[Book extract] Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies the ancient hymn for the contemporary reader.

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Is the Hindu thread ceremony same as baptism?

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Are Hindus vegetarian?

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Did arrival of Muslim invaders a thousand years ago destroy Hindu culture?

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What is Tamil Veda?

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What exactly happens after death according to Hinduism?

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Can I be a Hindu and still an atheist?

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Is Hinduism the same as Hindutva?

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Is a Hindu prayer different from a Christian or Muslim prayer?

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How different are the Jain Ramayana and Jain Mahabharata from Hindu narrations?

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Is Buddha an avatar of Vishnu?

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What exactly is the Manusmriti?

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Do Hindus lose their caste when they travel abroad?

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What do Manusmriti and Dharmashastra have to say about homosexuality?

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Was Harappan civilisation Vedic, or Hindu?

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When did events of Ramayana and Mahabharata actually occur?

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