Devdutt Pattanaik’s Shikhandi: An astonishing tale

Patriarchy asserts men are superior to women.
Feminism clarifies women and men are equal.
Queerness questions what constitutes male and female.

shikhandi-India’s leading mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik is back with another interesting mythical character – Shikhandi whose story has not been told frequently despite his important role in epic Mahabharata.

The Shikhandi, Shikhandi, who became a man to satisfy her wife, is one of the example of unique Indian way of making sense of queerness.
Read this fascinating tale and be surprised yourself with India’s modern heritage and thought almost two thousand years back.

Book Details of Shikhandi: And Other Tales They don’t Tell You –

Author Devdutt Pattanaik
Publisher: Penguin And Zubaan Publication Year: 2014
ISBN-10: 9383074841 ISBN-13: 9789383074846
Cover: Paperback No. of Pages: 196
MRP: Rs. 299 Buy From: Flipkart.com
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“I dare do all that may become a man. Who dares more is none”. And all, may be. It may be the vigor. Or the spirit. Or the courage to avoid being “politically correct” or bent. And, ban all averse with immaculate overture of graciously fathomable words firm in views. Subtle. Justifying the undying conscience. Values. Knowledge. And, dares to stay true. True to own. True to the world. And, to the words. With a dream in eyes it exists. In you. In me. In all. The sprite that never shies away. The spirit that never dies!
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