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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Ann Julia rated it really liked it Jun 11, Feb 21, Miriam rated it it was ok Shelves: The Satires of Horace and Persius. Retrieved from ” https: Yindu 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.

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Wendy Doniger at Shimer College in The myth cycles of Rama and Krishna, while well known, were very hinu. Preview — Hindu Myths by Anonymous. Hinduism’s central epiphany seems to be the role the imagination plays in personal vision, and the way human beings are fulfilled only by creative work. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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.

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Specific Religions in Philosophy of Religion. Lambert Ping-ti Ho Marius B. Origins is both a superb piece of scholarship and a lively, witty and engagingly written book.


By only focusing on these texts, this work reifies Brahmin’s problematic claims as being stewards hlndu Hinduism.

Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook

Donigerr you seen Max Fleischer cartoons? Jan 08, Jesse rated it it was amazing. 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.

An Anthology, Hymns Translated from the Sanskrit. Several pages are indeed filled with “good stories” that are only loosely, some very loosely, related to the history of the Hindu religion. It is not a description of the beliefs and myths of people who would have identified are can be identified as Hindus. Politics and Theology in Myth.

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Peter Duus Charles F. Since she began writing in the s, Doniger has gained the reputation of nyths “one of America’s major scholars in the humanities”.

The work rarely rises above the level of tale telling. Whilst there is some beautiful imagery and new philosophical concepts within many of these stories, there is equally a great deal of misogyny.

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

Possibly too content-heavy to be a ‘beginners’ mythology book. Paperbackpages. Published June 24th by Penguin Classics first published September 30th Keyes David Ludden James L.

Philosopher Martha Nussbaumconcurring with Novetzke, adds that while the agenda of those in the 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 another culture.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Other mythologies compare to Hinduism’s like that. Read more like a textbook than prose.

The author is certainly very thorough and very scholarly. The Journal of Religion. 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.

She saw within the body of her son, in his gaping mouth, the whole universe in all its variety, with all the forms of life and time and nature and action and hopes, and her own village, and herself”. Between 2 and 3 of the avatars of Vishnu had no myths at all. Jul 07, Nikhil rated it liked it Shelves: Retrieved March 22, Jansen John M.

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