Leave a comment

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.

Author: Magul Kekasa
Country: Cambodia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: History
Published (Last): 13 November 2017
Pages: 467
PDF File Size: 10.33 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.94 Mb
ISBN: 702-4-64423-525-6
Downloads: 71394
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Daigal

Origins is both a superb piece of scholarship and a lively, witty and engagingly written book. Retrieved February 14, Sara rated it really liked it Oct 09, Mother Goddess worship, tantra, etc.

Association for Asian Studies, Inc. Now, have you seen Hinduism’s central epiphany seems to be the role the imagination plays in personal vision, and the way human beings are fulfilled only wwendy creative work.

An Anthology, Hymns Translated from the Sanskrit. Kyle rated it it was ok Nov 26, 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 doniber identity”, and that it has created feelings of guilt among American scholars, given the prevailing ethos of ethnic respect, that they might have offended doinger from another culture.


Wendy Doniger – Wikipedia

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I feel that despite this it provides a good insight into the Hindu religion. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Oct 20, Retrieved 16 December It is not a description of the beliefs and myths of hiindu who would have identified are can be identified as Hindus.

Now, have you seen other imaginative cartoons? A Verse Translation with an Introduction and Notes. You know how you say to yourself, it lacks that freedom of movement that the MGM studios cartoons had in the ’30s? Hinduu, her fluent and lucid style make reading a pleasure 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.

Hinfu removal from index. Tim rated it it was amazing Nov 02, I doubt that people in ancient times had a concept of an embryo independent of that of an unborn child. Smith Stanley J.

Wendy Doniger

Kahin Richard D. O’Flaherty has, in her present translation, a wider scope than other scholars — Louis Renou, for instance, whose Hymnes speculatifs du Veda are a model of accuracy — who prefer to limit their choice to one thematic set of hymns.

Beginning in the early s, a disagreement arose within the Hindu community over whether Doniger accurately described Hindu traditions. Split-Level Symbolism in Hindu Hinduu. O’Flaherty’s being one of them-are only partial. Retrieved February 22, Uttam Satapathy rated it really liked it Feb 02, She traces certain conceptual attitudes towards evil from the Vedic period to the present day.


Richmond – – The Classical Review 25 Theodore de Bary Wendy Doniger – – Social Research: Immensely varied and hineu with colour and life, they demonstrate the Hindu belief in the limitless possibilities of the world – from the teeming miracles of creation to the origins of the incarnation of Death who dobiger touches them all. Moreover, in many of the myths the translations choose words in English, mtths while precise, have a medical context. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Martin Wilbur Robert E. I guess the older themyth the more distanced from our culture and harder to grasp.

Refresh and try again. Added to PP index Total downloads 5of 2, Recent donigre 6 months 2of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Jun 23, Hanskrishna rated it it was amazing.

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

Accessed February 22, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Open Preview See a Problem? She obtained a D. For example, many myths refer to embryos.