[EBOOK / KINDLE] Shikhandi and Other Stories They Dont Tell You By Devdutt Pattanaik

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Ially the second part of his chapters where he explains the actions of the story like a highlight or like a moral of the story f you like And I like the way his draws And I have heard that he In der Finsternis is a nice person I liked the book And at the same timet left me angry and frustrated The approach to the subject and the entire execution s so puerile so superficial that you wonder for whom the book s meant to not surely for people who can spare some thought on the subject This Gloomsbury: Series 5: The hit BBC Radio 4 comedy is book for the Facebook generation perhaps stories of gods and supernatural deitiesn drag to like t and to forget t completely Because to begin with the way the stories are told without depth and feeling they are uite forgettable What surprised me was the matter of fact of tone of a stern school teacher Was Mr Pattanaik worried that the government would seize the copies of the book f he showed emotion And his usual footnotes his morals don t get me started on thoseWhat s sad s that Mr Pattanaik knows his mythology He could have written an I Married A Prince in depth retelling he could like he didn The Pregnant King Instead he decided to write this a catalogue of cross dressing Gods Sad really If memory serves me right this ncident happened around 13 years ago It was my first trip to Goa and having not traveled much out of Kerala t surely was filled of excitement for me I was on a train coming To Goa from Delhi with a whole bunch of raucous teenagers of my own class for company There had been the odd murmur of hijras all through the trip A classmate who had taken a train journey through this route earlier opined like a wise old man that you better be careful with them Needless to say there was a bit of apprehension building up nside me I do not remember exactly as to where t happened but slowly the tones of clapping and singing reaches me and suddenly Toms Midnight Garden in comes a group of six hijras To the uninitiated the first sight would be a jolt from normalcy andt was so for me coming from a rigidly orthodox society like KeralaIn uite simple English hijra s the Indian name for a transgender ndividual As luck would have Sheriff Bill - Der Held von Devil's Point it I was seated at a corner seat and slightly away from my other friends while all around me were a group of soldiers on their way to a training assignment As the group camento the compartment they were met with silent and The Way of Revelation (Pocket Classics) impassive stares from the soldiers and me trying my best to behave as normal as possiblen the corner With giggles and gestures they moved on to other seats to my Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery: A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatization immense relief Some of the othersn my group were not so fortunate when they refused to give money to them for blessings The results of such a refusal from my friends elicited responses from them which were downright comic and gave us a lot of stuff to laugh about later Looking back at this ncident a decade later I was trying to place what could have been my actual emotion at that moment Shedding all pretenses of glorification of a moment past I can frankly say that t was one of fear A rather The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop irrational fear of the unknown and one thats uite common As time would have t there have been travels to those places again and I have seen hijras on my travels too Blessings smiles and wishes have been passed to me and "I HAVE LOST ANY AND ALL VESTIGES OF THAT " have lost any and all vestiges of that fear for them The Indian society also acknowledged and accepted them only of late It s rather stunning to note that transgenders have been legally declared as the third sex by the Supreme Court of India only as late as April 2014Against this background this book offers extremely enlightening anecdotes as to what history and mythology thought about transgenders and sexuality n general Devdutt Pattanaik gathers thirty odd tales from the epics puranas folklore and oral traditions that turn the sexual rigidity of the Indian society on ts head A look at these stories will tell you how accommodating and stories will tell you how accommodating and India was Doctor Who: Engines of War in the past towards the whole aspect of sexuality The author offersnsights nto the paradigm shift n the way of thinking that started frowning upon sexuality and made t a taboo occurrence to be thought of only behind closed doors These stories serve as reminders of how the ancients used to think of sex as just another part of life rather than glorifying t nto a hush hush affair Borrowing from the philosophy tself The Racehorse Who Disappeared it can benferred that the soul has no gender and s uite timeless while only the ephemeral flesh thinks of gender This leads us to gods goddesses demons heroes kings and ueens who were absolutely comfortable with slipping nto the guises of one gender or the other The stories here feature the archetypes of Hindu alpha male gods like Siva Vishnu and Krishna and legendary heroes like Arjuna shifting genders to achieve suitable ends These stories are fascinating and thought Ich werde hier sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatten inducing for the amount of crazy kinkydeas they pour forth These are the kind of stories that make you sit back and wonder whether you have been viewing Hindu mythology through the right lenses all this while There Sutherlands Rules is to be gained however from the very first part of the book wheren a slightly detailed essay the author captures the essence of gender as World mythology sees t uoting from a variety of sources Pattnaik argues that the concept of gender was a very flexible one as far as the ancient world was concerned There s food for thought here than the stories themselvesAs a reader I did not have much to gripe about this book The only challenge that I felt was brevity of the stories themselves It An Officer and a Gentleman (A Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin Story) is like taking a three course meal and compressingt nto a tablet which you take with a drink of water After t goes down your throat the chap who manufacured the tablet sits you down and explains the contents of the meal Trafiquants et navigateurs sur le Bas-Danube et dans le Pont Gauche a l'epoque romaine (Philippika - marburger altertumskundliche abhandlungen) (German Edition) in detail To a reader whos totally new to India s myths this book wouldn t be very helpful However I doubt When Dimple Met Rishi if the author meantt for such an audienceThink on these stories for they will make you re look at the mindset that firmly divides human beings nto the two buckets of male and female gender. 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Shikhandi and Other Stories They Dont Tell You

Devdutt Pattanaik ´ 6 review

I picked up this book with a great deal of expectations wanting to know about Shikhandi who changed the course of the 275 I don t know how to feel about this book uoting Early vedic texts are obsessed with woman s fertility and a man s virility So sex s never seen n a negative light Later Puranic texts display an Night Watch increasing discomfort with the sexual act toleratingt only within marriage End of Day indicating the rise of monastic ordersThe ueerness of East seems to have Lostn TranslationAnd some stories just feels forced A collections of tales from various Hindu myths that deal with gender fluidity Pattanaik uses these to llustrate the fact that ueerness s not a modern construct The sources whether oral or written traditions are cited to provide context and these tabboo stories themselves are not only extremely Scenery, Set, and Staging in the Italian Renaissance: Studies in the Practice of Theatre important but are told brilliantlyVerdict Buy along with the author s beautifullyllustrated retelling of the Mah bh ratafrom Buy Borrow Bypass Hindu Mythology Retellings This may be politically Israel! Do You Know? incorrect multi religiously blasphemous and all that jazz but seriously what were our ancients smoking It takes truly brilliant minds to come up with such fascinatingly kinky twisted stories attributet all to gods and goddesses and have centuries of humankind unuestioningly believe Korean War in them To be safe let me clarify that I say thisn a positive sense ueer Serpico is a term I absolutely detest because the very definition of the word defeats the purpose of creating an allnclusive tolerant society I don t know f the purpose of this book was to say that ueerness has the blessings of the gods be t Hindu Roman Greek Assyrian or Egyptian Or whether Truyol Y Serra's Doctrines of International Law its to convince the upholders of present day morality to look within before they judge Or to say that t has existed over several millennia so let s not be hypocrites about t Or to say Globalization, Sports Law and Labour Mobility: The Case of Professional Baseball in the United States and Japan it happens deal witht Or whether Competitive People Strategy: How to Attract, Develop and Retain the Staff You Need for Business Success its just another book on Indian mythology for contemporary readers But I ve loved every one of Devdutt Pattanaik s books and I did like this one tooMost of these stories aren t new to me I ve known many of them since I was a child thanks to Amar Chitra Katha But reading them again through adult eyes and from the perspective of ueerness Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices ACT and Related Laws is what makes this almost mindblowing Take Karthikeya fornstance From ACK all I remember was babies born through a spark from Shiva s head floating n a river and six beautiful celestial mothers adopting them These babies then go on to become one baby and s the much loved much revered god A heartwarming beautifully Limits to Stakeholder Influence: Why the Business Case Won't Save the World illustrated tale But now reading aboutt from this ueer angle I m sorry to say I find his actual conception f you can call t that plain creepy Shiva shoots his seed Let's Talk 3 Student's Book into the mouth of Agnit Socrates, The Wisest And Most Just? is cooled by Vayut goes on to European State Aid and Tax Rulings impregnate all the male Devas then findsts way nto the wombs of six totally clueless women who are so angry that they discard the foetus n the river The babyies survives The Only Way Out Is in: A Modern Day Yogi's Commentary on the Synergy of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra inspite of that a custody battle follows andn the end we get the god we know and worship as Skanda Karthikeya Muruga How crazy s thatThe last time I read about Aravan after maybe an ACK comic was "In Devdutt Pattanaik S "Devdutt Pattanaik s All I felt then was anger towards Arjuna for being so callous and unfeeling about his own son one whom he didn t even remember and was ready to sacrifice I was rritated WITH THE SON OF ULOOPI AND ARJUNA FOR WANTING the son of Uloopi and Arjuna for wanting help the father who had no clue about who he was And the unfairness of The Lake it all But I didn t give much thought to the ueer angle of this tale And the lesser said about what I think of Krishna the betterThere are thirty such storiesn this book twisted stories stories of gods and men being castrated for showing restraint for not showing restraint men turning Surface of the Deep: Searching for Booker Wright and Finding Redemption Along the Way into women women turningnto men deer eating seed and giving birth to humans with antlers crossdressing gods sons of gods and mere mortals men taking the form of animals and sneaking The Devil Aspect into unwilling women s beds Bhagirath whose very name means whatt means born to two women men giving birth to men men giving birth to women men giving birth to ron maces There are also tales from Rome Greece Mesopotamia Egypt China and other ancient civilizations where Things happenedMaybe these stories started off with the good ntention of encouraging ancient societies to embrace all kinds of people Or maybe these stories were all made up by cunning men to justify their kinks I won t say women t was a male dominated society Or maybe these stories were just versions of won t say women t was a male dominated society Or maybe these stories were just versions of or fantasy fiction back thenBut whatever Four Corners Level 1b Workbook it was meant to be then and now this book left me totally mindfucked And looks like that was one bodypart that our gods or our ancestors didn t actually doReviewed here Challenges status uo conformity Thiss a selection of tales on the theme of ueernessProbablyWell researched through ancient text like VedasPuranansIt might be my non aligned expectation wherein I expected to build Stahl's Illustrated Substance Use and Impulsive Disorders it upto somethingnstead of reinforcement that orientation existedin some form and shape by multitude of anecdotesmonotonous at thatAt times the uestions author asks are Love and Punishment (Beyond Fairytales series) interesting thought provoking but again gets repetitive after a whileAn easy read for a couple of days Doesn t make a lastingmpression of sortsThe author s not from a literary background so ts casual toned but one may desire for a structured presentationshadn t been concern Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives if content were absorbing a subjective predicamentBut yes the good partt aims to challenge a status uo which Kaltblau is a brave frontn tself So can be briefly read to appreciate aptitude 29th book of 2020 153 Books read overall uote from the Book I Liked Mythology s the study of stories symbols and rituals When these stories symbols and rituals become rigid enforced by the body that claims to a supernatural authority they constitute a religion Page no 10 Rating 4 Stars Important take from the book Life Between Octobers is not a problem to be solved Its a sight to be seen and contemplated upon so that we see ourselves truly and eventually ope. Patriarchy establishes men as superior to womenFeminism views women and men as eualueerness uestions what constitutes male and femaleueerness sn’t only modern Western or sexual says mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik Take a close look at the vast written and oral. N ourselves to joy without seeking change n the world Page no 29 Plot Summary Patriarchy establishes men as superior to womenFeminism views women and men as eualueerness uestions what constitutes male and femaleueerness Contemporary Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia isn t only modern Western or sexual says mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik Take a close look at the vast written and oral traditionsn Hinduism some over two thousand years old and you will find many overlooked tales such as those of Shikhandi who became a man to satisfy her wife Mahadeva who became a woman to deliver his devotee s child Chudala who became a man to enlighten her husband Samavan who became the wife of his male friend and many Playful and touching and sometimes disturbing these stories when compared with their Mesopotamian Greek Chinese and Biblical counterparts reveal the uniue Indian way of making sense of ueerness My Review Mythology The Taming of the Werewolf is one of my favourite genres which get along with me and Devdutts among the fines authors to read about Second Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Iowa: For the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1883 (Classic Reprint) it ueernesss often neglected among our society and often we turn our face from t though we may be peeking t from the corner of our very own eyes This book tries to bridge the neglected or as the author says The Stories they don t tell you towards the greater audience And after reading them all I thought about t for a very long time What s there to hide about them Are they somewhat negative NO Are they n any way wrong NO Are the people these stories about wrong No They what s there to hide Nothing I must sayThese stories bring the very own Hindu stories of Hindu Gods transforming on various occasions First Cosmic Velocity into transgender getting cross dressed and that all was a common ast should be Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills in that time being Then what actually conspired for them to become shunned The one thing that History taughts that being from any of the LGBT community s not wrong and everything s natural as Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 it can get There s no demonevil or wrong aboutt The stories told n this book are of Hindu Gods cross dressing forgetting their gender loving same sex and many If the stories from thousands year back validate the supreme and were normal among commons than why can t t be Today This book should be heard and read by all Tryst with Prosperity irrespective of their belief or gender As this book gives a glimpsento the vast accepting heritage which must be addressed accepted and respected today as well Conclusion The book gives a wider perspective to those seeking ueerness Tryst with Prosperity: Indian Business and the Bombay Plan of 1944 in Mythological stories Full Review on BlogLink to Blog The Tales of Fugitive Biker It was my forth book by Devdutt PattnaikGivingnsights of what and how Gods and mythology worked and played a significant role Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition in making whatt Code Name: Bikini is today was great to know through many stories describedn Below the Moon (The 8th Island Trilogy it A friend recently told me that he had read Dr Pattanaik s Jaya and had foundt uite nteresting I had been meaning to read t for some time and found myself browsing through the shelves of the bookstore at Jaipur airport for the book Of course they had Legenden von Nuareth - Heldentaten it but another book caught my eye Shikhandi and Other Stories They Don t Tell You seemed to be uitenteresting so I got t nstead Jaya would have to wait for another timeI was mmensely mpressed by Devdutt Pattanaik s mythmithya He seemed to be one of those sensible mythologists who seek out history n mythology This book tried to justify the lgbt movements that ndia saw recently 3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation in movements that India saw recentlyn of Hindu religion and mythology Dr Pattanaik uses the word ueer to refer to any sexuality that Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Cyberspace is not sanctioned by the major religions Though the usage of the word might seem a bitronic especially when the author s arguing that the ueer are just as natural as the non ueer but f you rid the word of all the negative connotations that t has gathered over time t Wishing for a Home is just another word The book looksnto all the twisted stories from various mythological sources of Hindu cultures across India and tries to establish that diversity Dreamsnake in genders and sexuality are not only present from timesmmemorial but are also accepted and celebrated by the pantheon of Hindu godsThe book talks about gods and men who find themselves The Warlord, the Warrior, the War (Rise of the Penguins, in a position to do many of the acts that modern religionsncluding modern Hinduism find The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping inappropriate and unnatural Thesenclude acts of changing gender same sex love cross dressing castration to fit a role and many such acts that seem outrageous to our trained minds All these acts are either done out of volition or as a result of a curse or boon But never are the subjects of such action frowned upon or outlawed Nach allem, was ich beinahe für dich getan hätte in these stories Dr Pattanaik also tells how and why such stories have been suppressed from popular mythology or modified to suitable formsThe short read was uitempressive n terms of showing how stories are forgotten when the popular culture does not support them It was also uite nteresting from a point of view of curiosity as t shows the diversity that the Hindu folk lore contain However reading the book I felt that Dr Pattanaik s not an unbiased observer He s rather someone who holds Hinduism n a higher esteem than other ways of life Not that there How to Worry Less about Money is anything wrong witht especially when t s being used to bring about a change n the uptight style of living that the monastic order has made popular But this attitude also tends to distort the nterpretation of mythology and things get modified n translation The book was marketed so vociferously n the social media that I had to get a copy Apparently the book Children of the Future is about the ueer retelling of Indian myths by India s bestselling mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik The bestselling mythologist part of the title shouldmmediately make you alert and uestion your judgment And when the font size of the author s name becomes bigger than the title you know the publisher Bettina Von Zwehl: Lament is trying to sell the book by the name of the author not by the contentI ordered the book nonetheless I had to see what India s bestselling mythologists up to I haven t read much of his work except his retelling of The Mahabharata which I thought was brilliantly done espec. Traditions n Hinduism some over two thousand years old and you will find many overlooked tales such as those of Shikhandi who became a man to satisfy her wife; Mahadeva who became a woman to deliver his devotee’s child; Chudala who became a man to enlighten ,