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SHIKHANDI AND OTHER TALES THEY DON'T TELL YOU

Product Code: 5198

299

Author DEVDUTT PATTANAIK
Publisher Penguin
Language English
ISBN No. 9789383074846
Binding Paperback
No of Pages 179
Age Group 15 Years +

SHIKHANDI AND OTHER TALES THEY DON'T TELL YOU

 

Patriarchy asserts men are superior to women

Feminism clarifies women and men are equal

Queerness questions what constitutes male and female.

 

Queerness isn't only modern, Western or sexual, says mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik. Take a close look at the vast written and oral traditions in Hinduism, some over two thousand years old and you will find many overlooked tales, such as those of Shikhandi, who became a man to satisfy her wife; Mahadeva, who became a woman to deliver his devotee’s child; Chudala, who became a man to enlighten her husband; Samavan, who became the wife of his male friend; and many more.

Playful and touching and sometimes disturbing-these stories when compared with their Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese and Biblical counterparts, reveal the unique Indian way of making sense of queerness.

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