He calls his illustrations, diagrams and uses them to explain mythology visually. Just like teachers do when explaining concepts such as anatomy.
Small wonder when its Devdutt Pattanaik you are speaking to, who is a doctor by education and worked for 15 years in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
Devdutt Pattanaik, the at times controversial mythologist, author, illustrator and speaker talks about his books, challenges he faced, his views and more in Kalaa Utsavam’s, ‘Making a Scene’ Podcast.
He can recite 300 versions of Ramayana, the entire Mahabharata and the Bible and is the author of 41 books including bestsellers such as My Gita, Jaya, Sita, Business Sutra and the 7 Secrets series.
In addition to Indian Vedic and Puranic mythology, Devdutt is conversant with Egyptian, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, Oceanic, Aborigine, Greek and Inca mythology.
He speaks to Himanshu Verma, the founder of Connected To India, an online portal that uncovers and shares stories of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and the Indian diaspora.
Listen to him speak here.