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What myths tell us

Lopamudra Maitra's book explores their deeper cultural significance

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Arundhuti Dasgupta
How the world was born: Wondrous Indian myths and legends
Author: Lopamudra Maitra
Publisher: Aleph
Pages: 328
Price: Rs 999

 
It is difficult to go anywhere in this country without tumbling into craters full of myths and folktales, enough to fill the most cavernous libraries of the world. The stories talk about the simplest and the most complex phenomena in the world; about the making of the universe, cosmological events, animals and mountains and trees and oceans and all other things that make up life on this planet.

This book, How The World was Born, is a collection of such stories from

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First Published: Jul 10 2024 | 10:31 PM IST

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