Sunday, November 5, 2017

Overview: Pattanaik. Shiva to Shankara

Title: Shiva to Shankara: Giving Form to the Formless
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Year: 2017

Comments: This is an overview of the whole range of Shiva ideas and stories, with illustrations by the author.

Kindle: You can buy your own Kindle copy from Amazon for $9.49 (checked price November 2017); more about Kindles.

Length: two weeks. I've divided the reading into four parts: A-B (first week) and C-D (second week).

Part A
Note from the author
Introduction: Phallic, but not fertile
I Isolation of Shiva (up to Shiva Calms Down)

Part B
I Isolation of Shiva (finish)
II Seduction of Shiva (up to Parvati Wins Shiva's Heart)

Part C
II Seduction of Shiva (finish)
III Grace of Shiva (up to Sharabha)

Part D
III Grace of Shiva (finish)
Conclusion: Deconstructing Destruction

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