MY HANUMAN CHALISA
[Devdutt] is a master storyteller with delightful new nuances.— india today
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Reflecting on one of Hinduism’s most popular prayer for positive energy
Acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies the Hanuman Chalisa for the contemporary reader. His unique approach makes the ancient hymn accessible, combined as it is with his trademark illustrations.
Every time we experience negativity in the world and within ourselves, every time we encounter jealousy, rage, and frustration, manifesting as violation and violence, we hear, or read, the Hanuman Chalisa. Composed over four hundred years ago by Tulsidas, its simple words in Awadhi, a dialect of Hindi, and its simple metre, musically and very potently evoke the mythology, history, and mystery of Hanuman, the much-loved Hindu deity, through whom Vedic wisdom reached the masses. As verse follows verse, our frightened, crumpled mind begins to expand with knowledge and insight, and our faith in humanity, both within and without, is restored.
KEY SELLING POINTS
• One of the most important prayers in Hinduism—the Hanuman Chalisa—explained by bestselling author and mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik in his trademark, inimitable style.
• The book is full of Devdutt’s signature illustrations rendering the fascinating story of Hanuman and the Ramayana.
• My Hanuman Chalisa is sure to be an instant classic and a companion volume to Devdutt’s hugely successful My Gita (over 100,000 copies sold).
• Devdutt explains the Hanuman Chalisa, verse by verse, breaking down difficult themes and concepts, in the process narrating many stories of the beloved monkey-god Hanuman.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Devdutt Pattanaik writes and lectures on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He has written over 500 articles in newspapers, and thirty books, which include My Gita, Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach to Management, Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata, Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana, 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art, 7 Secrets of Shiva, 7 Secrets of Vishnu, 7 Secrets of the Goddess, The Book of Ram, 99 Thoughts on Ganesha, Shikhandi and Other Tales They Don’t Tell You and Myth=Mithya: Decoding Hindu Mythology. He lives in Mumbai.
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