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The Politics of Ram

The Politics of Ram

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Devdutt Pattanaik
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Any discourse on Ram today is dominated either by academic analysis or political debate. In the din of these discourses, it is the discourse of love that is lost.’

Legends and myths were created by our ancestors to understand the elements of the universe and how they interact with us better. The concept of dharma was introduced through mythological characters—who either abide by it or don’t—to make the lesson more memorable. However, as time goes on, the essence of the content is lost and we’re stuck holding on to its literal symbols. Nowhere else is this more visible than the politics of Hindutva in India.

In The Politics of Ram, Devdutt Pattanaik explores the idea of Ram in modern political discourse and how it impacts the legacy of our epics in his inimitable style—with elegance and wit.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Oct/2017

Length : 20 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

The Politics of Ram

(Penguin Petit)

Devdutt Pattanaik

Any discourse on Ram today is dominated either by academic analysis or political debate. In the din of these discourses, it is the discourse of love that is lost.’

Legends and myths were created by our ancestors to understand the elements of the universe and how they interact with us better. The concept of dharma was introduced through mythological characters—who either abide by it or don’t—to make the lesson more memorable. However, as time goes on, the essence of the content is lost and we’re stuck holding on to its literal symbols. Nowhere else is this more visible than the politics of Hindutva in India.

In The Politics of Ram, Devdutt Pattanaik explores the idea of Ram in modern political discourse and how it impacts the legacy of our epics in his inimitable style—with elegance and wit.

Buying Options
Paperback / Hardback
Ebooks

Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik is the author of over 25 books and over 500 articles on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He worked in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries for 15 years before devoting all his time to his passion for decoding beliefs of all cultures, modern and ancient, located beneath the veneer of rationality. Extremely knowledgeable and exceptionally insightful, Pattanaik also boasts of the added skill of simplifying his mythological accounts into delightful reads that engage young readers. He is the master storyteller of the very popular Fun in Devlok series and Pashu

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