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  • Jaya: A Retelling of the Mahabharata | Devdutt Pattanaik

    Jaya: A Retelling of the Mahabharata

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Devdutt Pattanaik, Dramanon Theater
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    In this enthralling retelling of India’s greatest epic - the Mahabharata, originally known as Jaya - Devdutt Pattanaik seamlessly weaves into a single narrative plots from the Sanskrit classic as well as its many folk and regional variants, including the Pandavani of Chattisgarh, Gondhal of Maharashtra, Terukkuttu of Tamil Nadu, and Yakshagana of Karnataka.

    Gene says: "A Must Read For Everyone"
  • Seven Secrets of Shiva | Devdutt Pattanaik

    Seven Secrets of Shiva

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Sanjay Iyer
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    Shiva, 'the destroyer' among the Hindu trinity (of gods), is depicted in many contradictory manners. He is an ascetic who wears animal skin, his body smeared with ashes. Contradictory to his wild nature, he is also depicted as having a family, with a beautiful wife and two children. There are many more such varied representations of Shiva, the most prominent of these being the Linga and the Nataraja. The author, Devdutt Pattanaik, introduces the readers to these varied aspects and representations.

    jacquelyn says: "Wow"
  • My Gita | Devdutt Pattanaik

    My Gita

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Vivek Madan
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    In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach - thematic rather than verse by verse - makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible. In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships.

    Eric R Linsky says: "excellent"
  • 7 Secrets of Vishnu: The Hindu Trinity Series | Devdutt Pattanaik

    7 Secrets of Vishnu: The Hindu Trinity Series

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Sagar Arya
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    Locked in the stories, symbols and rituals of Vishnu is the wisdom of the ancestors, transmitted over hundreds of years. This book attempts to unlock seven secrets that are relevant even in modern times.

    Eric R Linsky says: "great explanation of the various myths of vishnu"
  • Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach to Management | Devdutt Pattanaik

    Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach to Management

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Anindya Chakravorty
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    Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach to Management, introduces listeners to the Indian way of management, which is very different from the commonly followed Western methods. Modern management, which is taught in business schools all across the globe, is rigidly goal-oriented, and lays extreme importance on increasing shareholder value. Ancient India was famous for its trade and commerce, thus management has long been a part and parcel of this country's tradition.

    B. K. Melk says: "A must listen audiobook"
  • 7 Secrets of the Goddess: The Hindu Trinity Series | Devdutt Pattanaik

    7 Secrets of the Goddess: The Hindu Trinity Series

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Sagar Arya
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    Taken literally, stories, symbols and rituals of Hindu mythology have much to say about gender relationships. Taken symbolically, they reveal many more things about humanity and nature. Which is the correct reading? The third title in the bestselling Hindu Trinity series focuses on the goddess, and respected mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik tries to unravel the secrets locked within her stories, symbols and rituals.

    Amazon Customer says: "awesome"
  • Meri Gita | Devdutt Pattanaik

    Meri Gita

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Ajay Raj Tomar
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    In Meri Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary listener. His unique approach - thematic rather than verse-by-verse - makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible.In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self.

  • The Leadership Sutra: An Indian Approach to Power | Devdutt Pattanaik

    The Leadership Sutra: An Indian Approach to Power

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Avinash Kumar Singh
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    We tend to tiptoe around the role of power in management and fail to openly acknowledge how the animal desire to dominate often destroys the best of organizations. Critics tend to see power as a negative thing. But power is a critical tool that affects the implementation of any idea. Any attempt to restrain it with rules results in domestication and resentment and fails to energize the organization. Leaders often equate themselves with lions and indulge their desire to dominate when, in fact, the point of leadership is to be secure enough to outgrow the lion within us.

  • The Success Sutra: An Indian Approach to Wealth | Devdutt Pattanaik

    The Success Sutra: An Indian Approach to Wealth

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Sanjiv Jhaveri
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    Most human beings hunger after riches and success. There are any number of management books which provide theories and techniques on how to become rich and successful. All of them advise us to chase Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, in order to make her our own. But the Indian approach to prosperity and fulfilment warns against the relentless pursuit of the goddess, writes noted thinker and mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik, as it will result in conflict. Rather, we have to give in order to get; we have to satisfy the hunger of others in order to satisfy our own.

  • Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach to Management | Devdutt Pattanaik

    Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach to Management

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Shriram Iyer
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    In this landmark book, best-selling author, leadership coach and mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik shows how, despite its veneer of objectivity, modern management is rooted in Western beliefs and obsessed with accomplishing rigid objectives and increasing shareholder value. By contrast, the Indian way of doing business, as apparent in Indian mythology, but no longer seen in practice, accommodates subjectivity and diversity and offers an inclusive, more empathetic way of achieving success.

  • 7 Secrets of Shiva: The Hindu Trinity Series | Devdutt Pattanaik

    7 Secrets of Shiva: The Hindu Trinity Series

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Sagar Arya
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    Shiva, 'the destroyer' among the Hindu trinity (of gods), is depicted in many contradictory manners. The author, Devdutt Pattanaik, introduces listeners to these varied aspects and representations, and then sets about interpreting them. He explains the different anomalies and conflicts in beliefs, as well as the symbolism, rituals and reasons behind Hindu worship.

    Satyajit Lele says: "No Secret"
  • The Talent Sutra: An Indian Approach to Learning | Devdutt Pattanaik

    The Talent Sutra: An Indian Approach to Learning

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Sumantra Ghosal
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    Derived from Devdutt Pattanaik's influential best seller Business Sutra, this book explores concepts like creativity in the workplace, nurturing talent and the importance of teamwork. It will help employers and managers become more inclusive leaders who are able to carry their teams along with them.

  • Saraswati's Secret River: Fun in Devlok | Devdutt Pattanaik

    Saraswati's Secret River: Fun in Devlok

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Rupa Krishnan
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    An unusual collection of stories from the myths by the author of Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata and Myth=Mithya which will bring the gods right into the world of children! Each book in this new series will introduce thoughts and aspects from our ancient treasure trove of stories for today’s children.

  • Kama vs. Yama: Fun in Devlok | Devdutt Pattanaik

    Kama vs. Yama: Fun in Devlok

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Rupa Krishnan
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    Jayshree loves doing homework! But one day, instead of studying, she hears voices out in the garden and goes out to see who’s there. She meets a strange man called Kama. Poor Kama was made invisible by an angry Shiva once. Now that Jayshree can see him he shows her all the magic he can do - make butterflies appear, bees buzz, fill the garden with fragrant flowers. But then Yama appears, and he does not like playing at all! Yama believes only in working.

    Laura Gibbs says: "Adorable Story for All Children (and adults too!)"
  • Shiva Plays Dumb Charades: Fun in Devlok | Devdutt Pattanaik

    Shiva Plays Dumb Charades: Fun in Devlok

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Narrated By Rupa Krishnan
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    Five children are having fun one evening, playing dumb charades, when Shiva appears and wants to join in! Shiva turns out to be the best at dumb charades, as well as in asking riddles. He can say so much with only his actions! He also tells the children wonderful stories with the help of the many objects he carries with him, like the rattle drum, the crescent moon and a fountain of water that rises from his head. Soon, thanks to Shiva’s playfulness, the children know much more about Shiva and the other gods - even more than their parents!

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellence as ever"
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