In the recent times, the tidal wave of interest in mythology has become something of a publishing phenomenon. Thanks to the extraordinary success of Anand Neelakantan, Amish Tripathi, Devdutt Pattnaik, and Ashwin Sanghi among others, the supposedly 33 crore deities from the Hindu pantheon have been retrieved from the musty passageways of memory and legend — dusted off, polished, retrofitted and propelled into the collective consciousness with gleaming, often glamourous avatars.
The reading populace can’t get enough, it seems. Mythology, it seems, has become a safe bet as far as the publishers are concerned and hence, an endless stream of myth-based fiction is making its way to the marketplace. Is this surfeit of a good thing really a good thing?
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