Lakshmi massages Vishnu’s feet. Is this male domination?Kali stands on Shiva’s chest. Is this female domination?Shiva is half a woman. Is this gender quality? Why then isShakti never half a man?Taken literally, stories, symbols and rituals of Hindumythology have much to say about gender relationships.Taken symbolically, they reveal many more things abouthumanity and nature. Which is the correct reading?The third title in the bestselling ‘Hindu Trinity’ seriesfocuses on the Goddess and respected mythologistDevdutt Pattanaik tries to unravel the secrets locked within her stories, symbols and rituals.
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