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Hanuman: Anjani’s Mighty Son by Devdutt Pattanaik – Book Review

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Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Publisher: Puffin 

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Hanuman: Anjani’s Mighty Son is an excellent book for children to discover and learn about the fascinating character of Hanuman.



“Hanuman: Anjani’s Mighty Son” by Devdutt Pattanaik is a beautifully crafted book that introduces children to the epic character of Hanuman in an engaging and informative way. The book is an all-in-one picture book, storybook, and colouring book, making it perfect for young readers.

The book covers the various fascinating tales of Hanuman’s life, from his childhood to his adulthood, in a simple and concise manner. It includes captivating stories such as Hanuman almost swallowing the sun, helping Lord Ram, finding Maa Sita, fighting with Surasa, burning Ravana’s Lanka, building a Setu, saving Lakshman, teaching Bhima and Arjuna, and choosing to remain on earth forever.

The author’s writing style is captivating and enjoyable, making it an excellent read-aloud book for children. The stories are bite-sized and carefully curated, making them easy for children to comprehend and enjoy. The colouring sections are also great for keeping children engaged and allowing them to exercise their creativity.

One of the book’s highlights is the beautiful illustrations that complement the stories and bring Hanuman’s character to life. The illustrations are detailed, colourful, and appealing, making them an instant hit with children.

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Besides, the book’s portrayal of Hanuman’s qualities such as loyalty, selflessness, and humility, gives children valuable life lessons. The book also highlights Hanuman’s devotion to Lord Ram, emphasizing the importance of faith and devotion.

The book concludes with a moving passage where Mata Anjani shares about her mighty son. It’s a beautiful ending to an excellent book that will leave young readers feeling inspired and curious about the stories of Lord Hanuman.

Overall, “Hanuman: Anjani’s Mighty Son” is an excellent book for children to discover and learn about the fascinating character of Hanuman. It is informative, entertaining, and beautifully presented, making it a must-read for parents who wish to introduce their children to Indian mythology.


Devdutt Pattanaik introduces the story of Hanuman, the much-loved Hindu deity, to a new generation of readers. Hanuman, Anjani’s Mighty Son is perfect as a read-aloud to acquaint young readers with the qualities of valour, selflessness, loyalty and humility that Hanuman embodied.

Curated with fascinating bite-sized stories–from how young Hanuman almost ate the sun to how he helped Ram rescue Sita from Lanka–it features over forty playful artworks along with dedicated colouring pages.

One-of-a-kind, this book is a must-have for every curious mythology enthusiast and budding artist!

A companion to Shyam, Our Little Krishna, also by Devdutt Pattanaik, this book has fun and quirky illustrations and is written as short, easy-to-read episodes.

This unique, interactive format is perfect for young readers, especially for bedtime reading!

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