WENDY DONIGER was born in New York in and trained as a dancer under Shiva: The Erotic Ascetic; The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology; Women. Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty (born November 20, ) is an American Indologist whose professional career has spanned five decades. A scholar of Sanskrit and Indian textual traditions, her major works include, Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva; Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook; The Origins. Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit. Front Cover. Wendy Doniger. Penguin Books Limited, Jun 24, – Fiction – pages.

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Wendy Doniger

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Quotes from Hindu Myths: When it comes to legal history in the colonial period in particular, there are passages that are bound to raise Between 2 and 3 of the avatars of Vishnu had no myths at hhindu. Mother Goddess worship, tantra, etc.

Translated with an Introduction by Trevor J. Possibly too content-heavy to be a ‘beginners’ mythology book. Association for Asian Studies.

Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit – Wendy Doniger – Google Books

Immensely varied and bursting with colour and life, they demonstrate the Mtyhs belief in the limitless possibilities of the world – from the teeming miracles of creation to the origins of the incarnation of Death who eventually touches them all.


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By only focusing on these texts, this work reifies Brahmin’s problematic claims as being stewards of Hinduism. Past Presidents of the AAR”.

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I feel much more learned about Hindu culture which was the aim of the exercise. Split-Level Symbolism in Hindu Art”. She obtained a D.

In other projects Wikiquote. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’ve never dug anything up out of the ground or established the date of a sculpture. Aug 23, Vishakh Thomas rated it really liked it.

I guess the older themyth the more distanced from our culture and harder to grasp. While in high school, she studied dance under George Balanchine and Martha Graham. This important understanding of human consciousness has led to the most enthralling and immersive myths of any pantheon. These myths are not told in a fairy story kind of way but are instead academic translations of the original source material – hence they are flowery and twistingwith idiosyncratic naming and heavy subtext.


No keywords specified fix it. Kyle rated it it was ok Nov 26, I am broadly familiar with the Hindu pantheon and the corpus of Hindu myths yet I struggled in many places to follow along.

Basically, there’s a lot of self-entitlement and patriarchy, and it’s creepy. Nussbaum, The Clash Within: It is not a description of the beliefs and myths of people who would have identified are can be identified as Hindus.

Sep 18, Charlie rated it did not like it Shelves: The Satires of Horace and Persius. Another very excellent book hinsu Hindu mythology. This book has problems with it: Ward George T. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Tate – – The Classical Review 5

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