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 :
Devdutt Pattanaik in this book widely discussed about traditions in Hinduism, Past two thousand years ago, you will discover many overlooked tales, Shikhandi is one of those kinds, who became a man to satisfy her wife. Mahadeva, who became a woman to deliver his devotee's child. Chudala, who became a man to enlighten her husband. Samavan, who became the wife of his male friend. and many more. Patriarchy asserts men are superior to women, Feminism clarifies women and men are equal, Queerness questions what constitutes male and female. Queerness isn't only modern, Western or sexual, says mythologist Author .