- Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
- Hardcover: 232 pages
- Publisher: Aleph Book Company (2 March 2020)
- Language: English
My #nonfiction2020 challenge has been going well so far and I decided to up my game with this book by Devdutt Pattanaik, one of the widely acclaimed writers of mythology. I’ve read two short books by him in the past so I was aware of his writing. No wonder the book took me on yet another religious tour with a variety of information.
Pilgrim Nation is an insightful account of 32 holy sites of India that includes the likes of Delhi and Manali too. To be honest, I was taken by a pleasant surprise as I went on unraveling the stories behind the different places of pilgrimage. Divided into the different ages – right from Vedic age to the modern age – the book takes us on a tour of holy shrines. He includes his personal experiences in the narrative to establish a conversation with the author which is absolutely amazing.
You’d find places concerning every religion thus celebrating unity in diversity. With a fine writing and attractive artworks throughout the book, reading it becomes an enriching experience. The author rightly frames that we pilgrims go to holy shrines to know ourselves. Thus, pilgrimage is the means to walk within. And not to forget, this beautiful hardcover is every bit gorgeous enough to captivate the readers.
If you are into religious texts or interested in knowing more about the land of Gods India in terms of its pilgrim centers, do pick this one up.
MY RATING: 4/ 5
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