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East vs. West — the myths that mystify: Devdutt Pattanaik on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

At TEDIndia, Devdutt Pattanaik takes an eye-opening look at the myths of India and of the West, and shows how these two fundamentally different sets of beliefs about gods, death and heaven help us consistently misunderstand one another. His goal is to help us all understand these founding beliefs — and use them to understand one another better. (Recorded at TEDIndia, November 2009, Mysore, India. Duration: 18:26)

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