Devdutt Pattanaik

Mythologist, Author and Illustrator

Devdutt Pattanaik writes on the relevance of mythology in modern times, especially in the areas of management, governance and leadership. Trained in medicine, he worked for 15 years in the healthcare and pharma industries before he focused on his passion full-time. He has authored 41 books and over 1000 columns, with a list of bestsellers to his name – My Gita, Jaya, Sita, Business Sutra and the 7 Secret Series. He was a speaker at TEDIndia 2009 where he spoke on ‘Myths that Mystify, East versus West’. In addition to being a prolific writer, Pattnaik is also a consultant helping organisations manage their culture, diversity and leadership needs.