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Making A Scene: The Devdutt Phenomenon

Renowned author Devdutt Pattanaik talks about mythology's place in modern society.


Published: 20 Oct 2020

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Renowned author Devdutt Pattanaik talks about mythology's place in modern society.

Devdutt Pattanaik writes on how mythology continues to be relevant to modern societies, especially in management, governance and leadership. In this podcast hosted by Himanshu Verma, we dive into Devdutt's success as an prolific author and mythologist, discussing challenges that he has overcome as a writer, as well as his new book Pilgrim Nation.

Trained in medicine, Devdutt Pattanaik worked for 15 years in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries before becoming a full-time writer He is the author of 41 books including bestsellers such as My Gita, Jaya, Sita, Business Sutra and the 7 Secrets series.

A speaker at TEDIndia 2009, he spoke on the roots of Eastern and Western mythologies and how understanding these myths can help resolve conflicts between different world views. His television shows include Business Sutra on CNBC TV18 and Devlok on Epic TV. He consults organisations on culture, diversity and leadership and works with filmmakers on storytelling.

Himanshu Verma is the founder of Connected To India, an online portal that uncovers and shares stories of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and the Indian diaspora.

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