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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Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Oct 20, Wendy Doniger Goodreads Author Contributor. Other mythologies compare to Hinduism’s like that. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals including boa Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE.

Sign in Create an account. History of Western Philosophy. By only focusing on these texts, this work reifies Brahmin’s problematic claims as being stewards of Hinduism.

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Paperbackpages. Harvard University Press,p. Mayuri rated it liked it Nov 13, Moreover, in many of the myths the translations choose words in English, that while precise, have a medical context.

Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit with an Introduction

Radhika rated it really liked it May 13, Since she began writing in the s, Doniger has gained the reputation of being “one of America’s major scholars in the humanities”. Keyes David Ludden James L. Harlan, who noted as part of a positive review that “Doniger’s agenda is her desire to rescue the comparative project from the jaws of certain proponents of postmodernism “.

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This is clear by the fact that many of the myths concern Brahmins attempting to explain or coopt competing religious beliefs e. Dooniger Februaryas part of settlement with plaintiff to a lawsuit brought before an Indian district court, The Hindus was recalled by Penguin India. She received a Ph. My books have a right to exist alongside other books.

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Split-Level Symbolism in Hindu Art”. Zack rated it liked it Jan 07, Retrieved March 22, She has got my interest in mythology back and after this book, I definitely am going to shout out to anyone that it has always been mythology through and through when they ask me what genre of books I love reading.


Jun 23, Hanskrishna rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet. While in high school, she studied dance under George Balanchine and Martha Graham. Another very excellent book on Hindu mythology. Specific Religions in Philosophy of Religion. Thus the Hindu view of evil comes out as something not simplistic and arbitrary but as an approach which is careful, complex, and richly eclectic.

An International Quarterly 71 3: Also disturbing is the way that the myths seem to excuse this behaviour. Alan rated it really liked it Aug 17, The introduction and notes provide a good insight into understanding and contextualising some of the complexities including some of the Sans Surprisingly more cum and less creativity.

She has reoriented our thinking on the Indian experience of evil as it has been given literary expression in the mythological texts of the Sanskrit tradition and to a lesser extent in the Tamil and tribal traditions as well. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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