Devdutt Pattanaik’s next book will be on Abrahamic Lore – Times of India


Known for his books on Hindu religious tales, now Devdutt Pattanaik will be writing on the Abrahamic religions.

Called ‘Eden: An Indian Retelling of Jewish, Christian and Islamic lore’, the book will help his readers delve into the fascinating mythology of angels, demons, prophets and kings in the Abrahamic religions, which are Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Accoring to the press release the book will “chronicle the Abrahamic myths that emerged in the Middle East over 3000 years ago and formed the foundation of some of the world’s major religions. This myth of loss, and rescue, the author argues, plays a key role in shaping secular Western ideologies such as Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, and Scientism that dominate the world today.”

The book will also contain stories from “Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Ugarit and Zoroastrian mythologies that shaped the monotheistic worldview, as well as stories from Indo-Christian and Indo-Islamic folklore that it inspired in South Asia.”

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The book will be published under the Viking imprint of Penguin Random House India in September 2021.

Meru Gokhale from Penguin Random House India said,‘Devdutt is a master storyteller, who has an unparalleled talent for writing about big subjects intimately. We are indeed very proud to publish this book.’

Pattanaik is not the only author writing on Abrahamic lore, TOI Write India author Jeet Thayil has a new book coming out this year on the topic. Titled ‘Names of the Women’ it talks about the women whose roles were suppressed, reduced, or erased in the Gospels.



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