Books this Weekend: Wade into the ocean of the Hindu mythology for some food for thought

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New Delhi–Mythology is the flavour of the season and our favourite writer Devdutt Pattanaik is back with ‘Devlok’, a book based on his popular TV show. Readers will be further treated to another mythological fare with ‘The Secret of God’s Son’ by Usha Narayan where she narrates many a tale.

For those with a sweet tooth, ‘Sinfully yours’ will be a delicious treat with its exhaustible list of desserts. And last not but the least, some tips on leading a positive life brings a perfect end to this week. Enjoy the diverse fare the IANS bookshelf has to offer.

Book-Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik1. Book: ‘Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik’; Author: Devdutt Pattanaik; Publisher: Penguin; Pages: 182; Price: Rs 199

Devdutt Pattanaik’s books have always been a delight for mythology lovers and now this offering will bring a smile to the regular viewers of his show on EPIC channel. The book, based on the show ‘Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik’, takes readers on a journey through the fascinating world of Hindu mythology. With an uncanny way of story telling, he narrates the intricacies of Hindu thoughts and the larger-than-life figures — gods, goddesses and demi-gods.

2. Book: The Secret of God’s Son; Author: Usha Narayan; Publisher: Penguin; Pages: 248; Price: Rs 299

Book-The Secret of God's SonA sequel to her ‘Pradyumna: Son of Krishna’ bestseller, the ‘Secret of God’s Son’ is a compelling read on mythological tales.

The book talks about how with a cruel curse on Krishna, queen Gandhari plunged mankind into the unspeakable evil of the Kali Yuga.

It also narrates how it’s upon Pradyumna to try to reverse the dire prediction. And to do so, he must shed his arrogance and fears and lead his people out of the swirling vortex of greed, disease and misery.

3. Book: Sinfully yours; Author: Shipra Khanna; Publisher: Westland; Pages: 118; Price: Rs 395

The winner of Master Chef Season 2, provides some food for thought on churning out mouth-watering desserts. A chef, TV host and food consultant, Khanna puts together a collection of delicious and delectable sweet dishes for foodies. With recipes ranging from exotic jams to ice creams to doughnuts, the book is a must have.

4. Book: A Whole New Life; Author: Lucia Giovannini; Publisher: Hay House; Pages: 315; Price: Rs 399

If you wish to follow your heart and are at a loss where to start, the book will speak to both your mind and your feelings. It also provides a practical solution to choose the life you always wanted to lead. It also talks about how to turn dreams into achievable goals.

Giovannini, a spiritual teacher, coach and trainer, also gives tips on what to change in your lifestyle, behaviour and relationships to lead a better life.


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