About Author :
Dr Devdutt Pattanaik Born on December 11 1970 in Mumbai. Pattanaik completed his graduation in medicine from the Grant Medical College, is a medical doctor by training, a marketing manager by profession and a mythologist by passion and writes on relevance of mythology in modern times. He lectures extensively on the relevance of sacred stories, symbols and rituals in modern times. His books include 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art. However, Pattanaik later chose to become a mythologist and consultant. Books written by Pattanaik includes Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata, Myth - Mithya: A Handbook of Hindu Mythology, 7 Secrets of Shiva, and The Pregnant King.
About Book :
The unique feature about Pattanaik's book is that it is written in such a way that it adheres to the background and surroundings of the modern time.The readers of 'My Gita' will be able to connect with the book today because of the contemporary sense in which it has been written. The Gita originally has thousands of verses and the reader today has no time for reading all of them, so Devdutt Pattanaik's takes care of this issue by going through the various themes of the Gita in his book.A world where the self is gaining more and more importance, needs to look towards the world that we live in, needs to understand that we do not live in this world alone, that love and care and meaning are very important for life.