[Advaita-l] Advaita can be misrepresented

Mano.Manoharan mano.k.manoharan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 06:04:34 EDT 2020

Yes, having read his article, I agree that Devdutt Patnaik is a populist
He completely misrepresents Advaita and Shankara and further conflates the
actions of Hindutva fanatics with Advaita itself .
Shame on him.

*Mano K Manoharan*

On Mon, 31 Aug 2020 at 04:38, Mahadevan Iyer via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Pranams,
> Such a shame. Devdutt Patnaik became best selling author by retelling
> Puranas. He has also his own Gita 😕. I have heard his talks in litfests
> but never read any of his books. I always had good regards for him as a
> person who try imparts scriptural knowledge though his books.
> This article clearly shows that he have no clue about, even the basics
> of Advaita. This is why, I think, qualified & knowledgeable people, have
> an obligation to propagate right knowledge. Otherwise  ignoramus like
> Patanaik, claiming to be an expert in Hindu culture, will spread his
> callow views as truth.
> Regards
> MD
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