Devdutt Pattanaik

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The Gods and their FAVOURITE animals!

The Gods and their FAVOURITE animals!

Rediff.com25 Nov 2020

There is a reason why Brahma is paired with the Goose. And Laxmi with the Owl.

What the Ramayana, Mahabharata tell us

What the Ramayana, Mahabharata tell us

Rediff.com6 Dec 2018

'We often assume that Ayodhya is Ram's property and Hastinapur is Yudhishthira's property when, in fact, it is their responsibility.' 'A king exists, as per Hindu philosophy, only to ensure that other people's property is safe,' explains Devdutt Pattanaik.

Would ancient India have supported Section 377?

Would ancient India have supported Section 377?

Rediff.com17 Jul 2018

Devdutt Pattanaik, who has simplified the ancient Indian scriptures for millions of readers, highlights what our scriptures have to say about homosexuals and transgenders.

7 links between the Ramayana, Mahabharata

7 links between the Ramayana, Mahabharata

Rediff.com10 Jul 2017

Despite being set in different yugas, there are characters who appear in both the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

Hating Wendy

Hating Wendy

Rediff.com13 Feb 2014

Devdutt Pattanaik responds to the decision by Penguin to withdraw and pulp Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus: An Alternative History.