Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik

articles by Devdutt Pattanaik

India

Hanuman Chalisa row: Devdutt Pattanaik explains why Hanuman and the tiny chapbook matter

The Hanuman Chalisa is a religious work through which a Hindu god is made accessible to the masses. Its popularity is organic. Its ordinariness makes it sublime

India

On Diwali, understanding the nature of wealth through the mythology connected with goddess Lakshmi

As the goddess associated with the perhaps the biggest Indian festival — Diwali — this seems a timely moment to deepen our understanding of Lakshmi, and all that she represents.

India

SC ruling on Section 377 has removed legal barriers, now emotional ones must be tackled: Devdutt Pattanaik

We are not a conventional, fundamentalist state that frowns on pleasure and private acts of intimacy, says Devdutt Pattanaik

Life

As Supreme Court scraps Section 377, a look at how ideas of karmic faiths can affirm the dignity of queer people

Amid the SC ruling on Sec 377, Devdutt Pattanaik’s book on how Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Hinduism affirm the dignity of queer individuals makes for a timely read