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Pashu (Animal Tales from Hindu Mythology)

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Pashu (Animal Tales from Hindu Mythology)
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Item Code: NAJ877
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Publisher: Puffin Books
Language: English
Edition: 2014
ISBN: 9780143332473
Pages: 182 (Throughout B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch X 7.0 inch
weight of the book: 220 gms
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A fish saves the world.

A horse files across the sky.

A king discovers that his beloved wife is actually a frog.

Hindu mythology is full of tales in which animals play important roles. Some animals are looked upon with fear and dread, while some are worshipped along with the gods. Some shape the fate of the world, others from everlasting bonds with humans.

Where did the animals come from? From Vishnu’s avatars or Shiva’s asanas? How was a deer responsible for the events of the Ramayana? Why is Garuda the sworn enemy of the nagas? How did a mongoose teach Yudhistira the true meaning of sacrifice? Devdutt Pattanaik answers all these questions and more in this exquisitely illustrated book, retelling numerous animal stories from ancient texts, with his trademark charm and wit.




1 Initially, the birth of animals 1
2 Timi's children, who swim 11
3 Vinata's children, who fly 29
4 Kadru's children, who creep and crawl 55
5 Surabhi's children with hooves 73
6 Sarama's children with paws 95
7 Surasa's children, who are different 121
8 Finally, humans Versus animals 145

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