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Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik defines mythology as an essential human need, a subjective truth expressed through stories, symbols and rituals that binds a community by creating a unique worldview. Through the talk he works on monotheistic (religious), polytheistic (pagan) and atheistic (secular) mythologies, and draws attention to their role in determining approaches to economics, politics, society, art, culture, gender and sexuality.
About Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik: Devdutt writes on the relevance of mythology in modern times. Trained in medicine, he worked for 15 years in the healthcare and pharma industries before he plunged full time into his passion. Author of 50 books and 1000 columns, with several bestsellers, he is known for his TED talks, his TV shows especially Devlok, and his innovative views on culture, leadership and Indian approach to management.