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Pashu is a brilliant introduction to animals in Indian mythology. A unique feature of Hindu mythology is the key role played by animals, or pashu. The Puranas, ancient Hindu story chronicles, reveal that Brahma, the creator, had a son called Kashyapa, whose many wives gave birth to different types of pashu:

•        Timi gave birth to animals who swim

•        Vinata gave birth to animals who fly

•        Kadru gave birth to animals who crawl

•        Surabhi gave birth to animals with hooves

•        Sarama gave birth to animals with paws

•        Surasa gave birth to animals who defy classification


This  book  retells  their  stories.  With over  75  gorgeously  illustrated anecdotes,  Devdutt  Pattanaik  reveals  how  our  ancestors  imagined  the animal kingdom, and the key role animals played in human lives.


Pashu is written  in  Devdutt’s  signature  lucid  style  which  children  will  find  engaging.


About the Author

Devdutt Pattanaik is a medical doctor by education, a leadership consultant by profession and a mythologist by passion. He has written and lectured extensively on the nature of sacred stories, symbols and rituals and their  relevance in modern times. His bestsellingbooks include The Pregnant King, Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata, and the Devlok series of stories for children.

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