September 1, 2006

Dad's Little Hindu Deity Book Reincarnated As A Penguin

You know Little India, that cute little book of Hindu mythology book that dad/animator Sanjay Patel published last year, that I mentioned again yesterday? DT reader JJ Daddy-o clicked through, only to find that it's no longer available. [The original run was only 500 copies, and they were selling like Mamaji's hotcakes when I got mine in April 2005, so no surprise there.]

But karma being what it is, he got word from Sanjay that the book will be published big-time, by Penguin, and will hit stores October 31st. Because of its virtues in its previous life, it has been rewarded with a much longer title, The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow, and as Sanjay explains, it's an "all new version of the book with almost triple the amount of gods and goddesses."

Triple the deities and half the price? That is some serious dharma right there, baby.

Pre-order The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow for $11.20 [amazon via jj daddy-o]
Previously: Hello, Kali: The Cutest Hindu Mythology Book Ever


What a fabulous little book, and just think of the skewed and concerned looks from in-laws!

[I'm assuming your in-laws aren't Hindu. The book--the original, anyway--is really beautiful and well-done. A cross between Hello Kitty, South Park, and Gerald Scarfe's Disneyfied Hercules. -ed.]

This is one of dd's favorite books. Fits in with our theory that's she's George Harrison reincarnated. I did exchange some e-mails with the author and while he's thrilled non-Hindus like it he was really targeting Hindus with the book to make it more exciting for children.

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