I like Devdutt's short stories and explanations on mythology
But this one seriously has nothing in it. No explanations on symbols.
Even for Shiva, there are umpteen aspects to discuss which Devdutt is more than capable of discussing.
I don't think the author has done justice to this petit book.
Not recommended at all.
Shiva was an ascetic and a husband, a yogi and a householder. He is named Veenapani, for playing the veena, Natraja for the elegance of his dance, but is a storyteller and a scholar. He was quick to rage in Bhairava, but has the tenderness of Ardhaneshwar, who loves his wife so much he offers her half his body so that they may always be together. He has a third eye–but is it from when he destroyed desire in Kama, or because he wanted to more fully view Parvati’s loveliness? Can we ever truly know the depths of what Shiva embodies? Discover the paradoxes of Shiva woven into a short, sweet read from Devlok.