Friday, August 19, 2016

Overview: Pattanaik. Pashu.


Title: Pashu: Animal Tales from Hindu Mythology
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Year: 2014

Comment: This is a wonderful book, with illustrations by the author, that is full of mythological animal stories, organized by species.

Bizzell Reserves. Go to the Bizzell Reserve Desk to check out a Kindle with this book; you can learn about the Bizzell Kindles here.

Bizzell Stacks. There is also a copy available for checkout from the regular Bizzell stacks: BL 1216 .P38 2014 (click to see if it is checked out or not).

Kindle: You can buy your own Kindle copy from Amazon for $14 (checked price November 2017); more about Kindles.

Length: two weeks. I've divided the reading into four parts: Part A - Part B (one week of reading), and then Part C - Part D (another week of reading).


WEEK 1:
Reading A:
Pashu
Initially, the Birth of Animals
Brahma and Shatarupa
Yogasanas
Avatars
Rashi
Yoni
Timi's Children, Who Swim
Manu
Panchajanya
Parikshit's Wife
Churning of the Ocean
Adrika
Akupara's Memory
Reading B:
Vinata's Children, Who Fly
Garuda's Liberation
Gunakeshi
Kama and Kamakshi
Jaimini
Shibi
Jatayu Tries to Save Sita
The One-Eyed Crow
Kadru's Children, Who Creep and Crawl
Uttanka's Earrings
Vasuki's Sister
Nahusha
Nrga
Arjuna and the Crocodiles
Rescuing Bhima

WEEK 2:
Reading C:
Surabhi's Children with Hooves
Urvashi's Goats
Raising of the Earth
Fight Over a Boar
Ekavira Heheya
The Ashwini Twins
Ucchaishrava's Tail
Golden Deer
Kamadhenu
Sarama's Children with Paws
Sarama
No Dogs in Heaven
Riksha
Jambavan
Manikantha
Dilip
Gajendra
Rama's Squirrel
The Golden Mongoose
Reading D:
Surasa's Children, Who are Different
Navagunjara
Makaradhvaja
Purushamriga
Sharabha and Gandaberunda
Ganapati
Suka
Tumburu
Hayagriva
Narasimha
Finally, Humans versus Animals
Agastya
Adventures of KRishna-Balarama
Sita
Yudhishthira
Prithu
Khandavaprastha
Takshaka
Bharata
Mandavya
Vadavagni



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