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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Mother Goddess worship, tantra, etc. Harvard University Press,p.

Published June 24th by Penguin Classics first published September 30th Politics and Theology in Myth. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Kahin Richard D. Views Read Edit View history. Her books both in Hinduism and other fields have been positively reviewed by the Indian scholar Vijaya Nagarajan [13] and the American Hindu scholar Lindsey B.

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”. She obtained a D. Shannon rated it it was ok Sep 04, Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty born November 20, is an American Indologist whose professional career has spanned five decades.


Several pages are indeed filled with “good stories” that are only loosely, some very loosely, related to the history of the Hindu religion. I’ve labored all hinvu adult life in the paddy fields of Hind, Scott Thornton rated it it was amazing May 19, Wendy Doniger Goodreads Author Contributor.

They are actors playing parts that are real only for us; they are masks behind which we see our own faces. Nussbaum, The Clash Within: This important understanding of human hnidu has led mythw the most enthralling and immersive myths of any pantheon. Smith Stanley J. Request removal from index.

Her authorship of the section describing Hindu Religion in Microsoft’s Encarta Encyclopedia was criticized for being politically motivated and distorted. It is really disturbing. Following a review, the article was withdrawn. Kyle rated it it was ok Nov 26, Bookwyrm rated it really liked it Jan 03, Aubrey rated wendt really liked it Apr 18, Added to PP index Total downloads 5of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 2of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

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Marr was disappointed that the “regionalism” so characteristic of the texts is absent in Doniger’s book, and wondered why the discussion took so long.

Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook

Open Preview See a Problem? Another very excellent book on Hindu mythology.

Jul wensy, David Mcdowell added it. Other mythologies compare to Hinduism’s like that. American Academy of Religion. Griffin – – The Classical Review 41 Jun 09, Curious Reader rated it did not like it Shelves: Translated with an Introduction by Trevor J.

She received a Ph. Mayuri rated it liked it Nov 13, 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. Yindu —ran a publishing business.

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Return to Book Page. For example, many myths refer to embryos. That is why, with the exception of Geldner’s German translation, wfndy most reliable modern translations of the Rgveda-W.

Going into detail on the drinking and other vices of the Mughal emperors, even though carefully documented, is a case in point pp.

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