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Laura Gibbs

Week 7 Indian Epics Curation: Three New Books

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For my curation post this week I wanted to write about three books I am really excited to be adding to the reading options for Indian Epics, especially because all three of these authors are also active at Twitter. So, here are the three new books I added this weekend:

Indian Epics

Samhita Arni's Missing Queen

I already had Samhita Arni's two other books (Ramayana and Mahabharata) on the list of options, and I was thrilled when I finally had time to read The Missing Queen this weekend. What a fabulous book! I think this is one that people in class will really enjoy, especially people interested in modernization as a style and also those who want to think deeply about the women of the epics and what those women might mean to us today. Here's the Overview for class, and you can find Samhita at Twitter here: @SamArni


Usha Narayanan's Pradyumna: Son of Krishna

This is a book that just came out this summer, and I started reading it as soon as I got it. What an exciting book! I'm hoping some students will want to read this book so that I can finish it by reading it together with them. Here's the Overview for class, and you can find Usha at Twitter here: @WriterUsha 


Devdutt Pattanaik's Business Sutra

I've been meaning to read this book for ages since I am a huge fan of Devdutt Pattanaik's other books, and when Josh chose the "entrepreneur" topic for his Storybook, I knew the time had come to read this book. I'm especially looking forward to the sutras on growth and learning in the later part of the book. Here's the Overview for class, and you can find Devdutt at Twitter here: @DevduttMyth