Devdutt Pattanaik retells the iconic stories of Abrahamic lore in his new book

Last Updated: Monday, 5 April 2021 (19:12 IST)
Kolkata: has announced the forthcoming publication of a new book by India’s favourite mythologist, Devdutt Pattanaik.

Titled Eden: An Indian Retelling of Jewish, Christian and Islamic lore, this book will introduce readers to the fascinating mythology of angels, demons, prophets and kings in the Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It will be published under the Viking imprint in September 2021.
 
In this book, the bestselling author of Jaya, Sita, Shyam, and Olympus will now chronicle the Abrahamic myths that emerged in the Middle East over 3000 years ago and formed the foundation of some of the world’s major religions. This myth of loss, and rescue, the author argues, plays a key role in shaping secular Western ideologies such as Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, and Scientism that dominate the world today.
 
The book will also include stories from Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Ugarit and Zoroastrian mythologies that shaped the monotheistic worldview, as well as stories from Indo-Christian and Indo-Islamic folklore that it inspired in South Asia.
 
Meru Gokhale, Publisher, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House India comments, ‘Devdutt is a master storyteller, who has an unparalleled talent for writing about big subjects intimately. We are indeed very proud to publish this book.’ (UNI)
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