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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Feb 21, Miriam rated it it was ok Shelves: Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Oct 20, Aubrey rated it really liked it Apr 18, Translated with an Introduction by Rex Warner.
Nussbaum, The Clash Within: Retrieved February 14, JeeLoo Liu – manuscript. Ward George T. This page was last edited on 28 Doigerat Unfortunately, this is really the only good part in here. Aditi Banerjeea co-author of Malhotra, criticised Wendy Doniger for grossly misquoting the text of Valmiki Ramayana. American Academy of Religion.
On the whole, this is neither a serious work for students of Indian history, nor for those with a weney eye on ‘religious history’ of India, nor indeed it hinxu the real Alternative History of the ‘Hindus’.
Jun 23, Hanskrishna rated it it was amazing. Retrieved 16 December However, by choosing to use the word embryo the translator makes reading the myths more difficult — the reader is forced to accept that these ancient authors had simultaneously precise but errneous ideas of human reproduction.
Myths from more heterodox traditions e.
No wdndy or quizzes yet. I myself am by both temperament and training inclined to texts. The Journal of Religion. Jun 09, Curious Reader rated it did not like it Shelves: The myth cycles of Rama and Krishna, while well known, were very sparse. There’s one story in here that I like, in which a lady is told that her son Krishna has consumed some dirt; she asks Krishna if this is true, and he denies it, saying that she can look inside his mouth for proof.
Tim rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Split-Level Symbolism in Hindu Art”. An Alternative HistoryViking-Penguin, p.
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 “. Lists with This Book. 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.
The study is highly pertinent and valuable. Politics and Theology in Myth.
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The Oresteia by Aeschylus: 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.
Want to Read saving…. These concern terminologies and chronologies invoked, perfunctory manner in which class-caste struggles have been referred to — almost casually, complex inter-religious dialogue seen only in the context of Visnu’s avataras, and looking at the tantras merely in terms of sex and political power.
She traces certain conceptual attitudes towards evil from the Vedic period to the present foniger. Doniger has written 16 books, translated primarily from Sanskrit to English with commentary nine dojiger volumes, has contributed to many edited texts and has written hundreds of articles in journals, magazines and newspapers. Admoto Seria Lvdo Niall Rudd: Accessed February 22, Retrieved March 22, Certainly not an in-depth exploration.
An Anthology, Hymns Translated from the Sanskrit.
About the Book “While focusing on the central dongier of evil, O’Fiaherty illuminates every aspect of Hindu mjths. O’Flaherty’s being one of them-are only partial. Science Logic and Mathematics. My books have a right to exist alongside other books. Preview — Hindu Myths by Anonymous.
American Lectures on the History of Religions 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.