Being an author is just one of the many talents of Devdutt Pattanaik. Born into an Odia family in Mumbai on 11 December 1970, Devdutt Pattanaik is a multi-talented personality. He graduated in medicine and did a Comparative Mythology course from Mumbai University. In due course of time, he became an Illustrator, Speaker and a Mythologist.
Shiva An Introduction was the first book by Devdutt Pattanaik published in 1997. It details the whole system of worship revolving around Shaivism, the branch of Hindu philosophy dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva.
This was a rare type of writing and set the tone for what to expect from Devdutt Pattanaik.
Devdutt Pattanaik’s brand of work has a dedicated fan following, which makes his every new book a huge hit. He is much sought after by media and big brands as a cultural or story consultant. His knowledge of the epics and traditions rooted in the Indian way of life makes him an authoritative figure on the subject.
Devdutt Pattanaik’s writing is all about mythology and associated fields. He writes about Hindu mythology and the learnings from it that can be applied in leadership and management areas. He also works to create a genuine understanding of Hinduism and associated practices, traditions which form the core of his writing.
The latest book of Devdutt Pattanaik was titled Shyam: An Illustrated Retelling of the Bhagavata. This book seamlessly weaves the story from Krishna’s birth to his death, or rather from his descent to the butter-smeared world of happy women to his ascent from the blood-soaked world of angry men. It was released on 1st July 2018.