Category Archives: Indian Mythology

Indian Novels That Explore Indian Mythology and Give a Fascinating Twist to Classics

Jaya by Devdutta Pattnaik Image Source This book is about Jaya and Ajaya, the twins who guard the entrance to Vaikuntha (Heaven). In his trademark style, Devdutta Pattnaik weaves various folk and regional variations of the Mahabharata to string together this retelling. The narrative is simple, and it sparks interest in the original text. Pattanaik has posed a lot of questions throughout the book about how we view stories and myths what makes us believe in them…. Read Article →

10 myths about India

Travelling is Dangerous Many would-be visitors avoid experiencing the wonders of India because it is “dangerous”.  If one believes the rumours; the medical conditions are horrendous, there are poisonous snakes everywhere, crime is rampant, and you are likely to be attacked by a tiger. With the exception of the tiger myth, the same things can be said with some degree of accuracy about America, Australia, and many parts of Europe,… Read Article →

The Return of the Ramayana

NEW DELHI — The news last month that Amish Tripathi was offered $1 million to write his next series of books astounded India’s English-language publishing industry. Advances of even $25,000 are rare here, and Tripathi still isn’t sure of the new work’s precise theme. That the deal was struck simply on the success of his 2010 trilogy about Shiva, the Hindu deity, is the starkest measure yet that Indian mythology has become the most… Read Article →