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Shiva to Shankara : Giving Form to the Formless - by Devdutt Pattanaik (Hardcover)

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We live in times where people have extreme views. On the one hand, there are scholars who describe Shiva's linga literally as a phallus, and see all metaphoric meaning as embarrassed apology of the uneducated. On the other hand, we have puritanical Hindus who want to strip the Shiva linga of all sexual meaning and sanitize Shiva's lore. In both cases, a symbol is being reduced to a sign. In Shiva to Shankara, Devdutt Pattanaik, India's leading mythologist, seeks to bridge the gap. As he explores the layers of meanings embedded in Shiva's linga, we discover why and how the Goddess transforms Shiva, the hermit, into Shankara, the householder.
Number of Pages: 139
Genre: Social Science, Religion + Beliefs, Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Language: English
Street Date: February 27, 2018
TCIN: 53270789
UPC: 9789352641956
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-5510
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