Widespread popularity of The Gita
The Gita is likely one of the most widely read books in India and the World. Hence, it comes as no surprise that there are a large number of translations and interpretation of the Gita available. Many authors, academicians and scholars everywhere the world have attempted to translate, interpret and publish the Gita in their own words. Devdutt Pattanaik’s book ‘My Gita’ is also a part of that tradition.
The unique feature about Pattanaik’s book is that it is written in any such way that it adheres to the background and surroundings of the modern time. The readers of ‘My Gita’ will be capable to connect with the book today as a result of the contemporary sense in which it has been written. The Gita originally has thousands of verses and the reader today has no time for reading all of them, so Devdutt Pattanaik’s takes care of this issue by going through the more than a few themes of the Gita in his book. Krishna and Arjuna’s dialogue may seem alien in today’s world. But Pattanaik transverses that problem by connecting and adapting the teachings of Krishna to the present times. A world where the self is gaining more and more importance, needs to look towards the world that we live in, needs to take into account that we do not live in this world alone, that love and care and meaning are very important for life. Buy this thought provoking book from Amazon.in now
About The Creator
Devdutt Pattanaik can be called an expert in mythologist. He is a well published Creator of many books on Indian Mythology which includes the popular books like Jaya, Sita, 7 secrets of Indian Goddesses, 7 secrets of Vishnu and many more. He is based in Mumbai and gives lectures on mythology as well. He has his own site where one can garner more information about his books and life: devdutt.com. He is a retired Physician who has authored more than 600 articles and 30 books. He was famous for being the CBO that is Chief Belief Officer at Future Group even as his column in MID DAY have increase his popularity and fan following. In his present occupation, he serves Reliance Industries as a Culture Consultant