Indian mythologist sita by devdutt pattanaik pdf free download writer known for his work on ancient Indian scriptures. He has incorporated myth into human resource management.
He is the former Chief Belief Officer of Future Group, one of India’s largest retailers. Pattanaik is an Odia, born and brought up in Mumbai, he spent his childhood and student life in Chembur, Mumbai. He was a speaker at the first TED conference in India held in November 2009. To him, mythology “tells a people how they should see the world Different people will have their own mythology, reframing old ones or creating new ones. If a leader cannot sense fear in people around him, if a leader feels good when people around him are frightened into pretending, there is a problem. Power flows towards the leader or, rather, boss rather than towards the organization.
Conversely, when institutional beliefs and individual beliefs are congruent, harmony is the resultant corporate climate. Devdutt distinguishes between mythological fiction and mythology. He notes that mythological fiction is very popular as it is fantasy rooted in familiar traditional tales. Mythology itself is about figuring out world views of cultures, essentially how people think in a particular cultural ethos. Most writers I know focus on mythological fiction.
Pattanaik told IANS in an interview. Devdutt is known to avoid partisan views and points to the strengths and weaknesses of the Left and the Right, the secular as well as religious, the capitalists and the communists, the patriarchs and the feminists, as indicated on his many articles on beef ban, vegetarianism, and Ramayana. In 2014, Pattanaik was listed in the top category of bestselling Indian authors. His book Devlok, based on the television programme of the same name, was one of the bestselling books of the year 2016. Fiction author Ashwin Sanghi has said that Pattanaik attempts to “explain mythology in simple words”. Investment banker and Sanskrit scholar Nityanand Misra has criticized Pattanaik’s ‘My Gita’ as a “marvel of scholarly ineptitude and a travesty of Hindu philosophy”, saying that the book is a sloppy work replete with factual, conceptual, philosophical, and linguistic errors. Saying that Pattanaik lacks even basic knowledge of Sanskrit, Misra has questioned Pattanaik’s ability to understand Sanskrit and translate from it.
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Translations: Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil. Fun in Devlok: An Identity Card for Krishna. Fun in Devlok: Gauri and the Talking Cow. Fun in Devlok: Indra Finds Happiness.
Fun in Devlok: Kama vs Yama. Fun in Devlok: Saraswati’s Secret River. Fun in Devlok: Shiva Plays Dumb Charades. Translations: Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Russian, Telugu. 99 Thoughts on Ganesha: Stories, Symbols and Rituals of India’s Beloved Elephant-headed Deity. Translations: Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu.
Business Sutra : A Very Indian Approach to Management. Translations: French, German, Hindi, Italian, Marathi, Tamil. Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana. Shikhandi: And Other Tales They Don’t Tell You.
Pashu: Animal Tales from Hindi Mythology. The Success Sutra: An Indian Approach to Wealth. Olympus – Indian Retelling of Greek Mythology – Publisher: Penguin Random House India, 2016. The Girl Who Chose: A New Way of Narrating the Ramayana. The Leadership Sutra: An Indian Approach to Power.