HINDU MYTHS WENDY DONIGER PDF

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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The introduction and notes provide a good insight into understanding and contextualising some of the complexities including some of the Sanskrit puns which is cool but there really is a lot to take in and on reflection I probably would have rather read an abridged version.

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Echols Richard L. For example, many myths refer to embryos. The author shows conclusively nindu the mythology of tribal societies and the Puranas deal with this question extensively. Jan 08, Jesse rated it it was amazing. This wasn’t something expected. In other projects Wikiquote. Philosopher Martha Nussbaumconcurring with Novetzke, adds that while the agenda of those in ihndu American Hindu community who criticize Doniger appears similar to that of the Hindu right-wing in Indiait is not quite the same since it has “no overt connection to national identity”, and that it has created feelings of guilt among American scholars, given the prevailing ethos of ethnic respect, that they might have offended people from mytths culture.

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Doniger is a scholar of Sanskrit and Indian textual traditions. Radhika rated it really liked it May 13, This book has problems with it: Zack rated it liked it Jan 07, The mythology is also quite hard hinud follow, this is not necessarily a flaw, but the intense amount of new names and concepts were hard to grasp for someone new to Hinduism.

Doniger has written 16 books, translated primarily from Sanskrit to English with commentary nine other volumes, has contributed to many edited texts and has written hundreds of articles in journals, magazines and newspapers. Accessed February 22, She obtained a D.

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An Anthology, Hymns Translated from the Sanskrit. Lockwood Arthur F. Myths from more heterodox traditions e.

I feel that despite this it provides a good insight into the Hindu religion. Park Benjamin I. Science Logic and Mathematics.

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Jun 09, Curious Reader rated it did not like it Shelves: Past Presidents of the AAR”. Certainly not an in-depth myhs. Lists with This Book. Jul 07, Nikhil rated it liked it Shelves: All of these would have added to a richer exploration of Hindu myths and beliefs and may even have forced attention away from the monopoly Brahmins held on Sanskrit texts.

Very mytns translation – easy to read and understand. Like most mythologies, Gods turn into other gods who turn into people, animals, plants, geography, elements She has also provided, in this rich and exquisitely crafted book, a new set of vantage points from which to re-read familiar Indian myths and encounter new ones.

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The introduction and notes provide a good insight into understanding and contextualising some of the complexities including some of the Sans Surprisingly more bindu and less creativity.

The Mahabharata, for instance, talks of the creation of women “in order to delude mankind”; and how, once they were created, “those wanton women, lusting for sensual pleasures, began to stir men up.

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