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He's the destroyer of evil, the pervasive one in whom all things lie. He is brilliant, terrifying, wild, and beneficent. He is both an ascetic and a householder, both a yogi and a guru. He encompasses the masculine and the feminine, the powerful and the graceful, the Tandava and the Laasya, the darkness and the light, the divine and the human. 

What can we learn from this bundle of contradictions, this dreadlocked yogi? How does he manage the devotions and duties of father, husband, and man of the house and the demands and supplications of a clamorous cosmos? 

In The Reluctant Family Man, Nilima Chitgopekar uses the life and personality of Shiva - his self-awareness, his marriage, his balance, his detachment, his contentment - to derive lessons that listeners can practically apply to their own lives. With chapters broken down into distinct frames of analysis, she defines concepts of Shaivism and interprets their application in everyday life.

©2019 Nilima Chitgopekar (P)2020 Random House Audio

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The book draws incidents from the Lord Shiva's life depicted in ancient Hindu texts and apply them in modern life showing the relevance of those incidents in one's life. From Shiva's life one to learn a great deal and use the lessons for benefits in their lives. It is a good book and leaves one looking for some introspection with a sense of completeness and accomplishment.