HarperCollins India brings you a delightful and eye-opening introduction to the intricacies of one of the world’s most widely practised religions




FAITH: 40 Insights into Hinduism





Why are Hindus so ritualistic?

Why do they worship idols?

Were they always casteist?

Are they supposed to be vegetarian?

Why is a Hindu prayer different from a Muslim or Christian one?

Did the arrival of Muslim invaders 1000 years ago destroy Hindu culture?

Answering key questions on Hindu philosophy and associated Indian history in simple, lucid, engaging ways, and exploring the often curious customs and beliefs that are an intrinsic part of the Hindu faith, Devdutt Pattanaik’s latest book is a treasure house of information on the complex tenets of Hinduism.

For many a curious reader, Faith: 40 Insights into Hinduism will prove to be a delightful and eye-opening introduction to the intricacies of one of the world’s most widely practised religions.

Faith presents a series of insights into Hindu philosophy, customs and rituals that are an integral part of Indian culture, but which we often don’t know enough about. This latest book from Devdutt Pattanaik, India’s leading mythologist, will hopefully make interesting reading for many curious readers; we at HarperCollins are delighted to be publishing it.’ – Udayan Mitra, Publisher – Literary, HarperCollins India


About the Author

Devdutt Pattanaik writes, illustrates and lectures on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He has, since 1996, written over fifty books and 1000 columns on how stories, symbols and rituals construct the subjective truth (myths) of ancient and modern cultures around the world. His books include 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art (Westland), Myth=Mithya: A Handbook of Hindu Mythology (Penguin Random House), Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata (Penguin Random House), Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana (Penguin Random House), Olympus: An Indian Retelling of the Greek Myths (Penguin Random House), Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach to Management (Aleph Book Company), My Gita (Rupa Publications) and the Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik series (Penguin Random House).

To know more, visit devdutt.com.



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