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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Doniger is a scholar of Sanskrit and Indian textual traditions. The Journal of Religion. Yet they are regarded by the Hindus as a class of beigns by definition totally different from any other; they are symbols in a way that no human beign, however ‘archetypal’ his life story, can ever be.

Hall Rupert Emerson Felix M. JeeLoo Liu – manuscript. In other projects Wikiquote. I feel I have a slightly better understanding of Hindu myths, but would not recommend the book.

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Accessed February 22, 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.


My books have a right to exist alongside other books. Politics and Theology in Myth. These myths are not told in a fairy story kind of way but are instead academic translations of the original source material – hence they are flowery and twistingwith idiosyncratic naming and heavy subtext. Myths from more heterodox traditions e.

Retrieved February 14, An Anthology, Hymns Translated from the Sanskrit. 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.

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Other mythologies compare to Hinduism’s like that. Books can be attributed to “Anonymous” for several reasons: Surprisingly more cum and less creativity. In particular, most of the Vedic myths were indecipherable. foniger

An Anthology, Hymns Translated from the Sanskrit. About the Book “While focusing on the central problem of evil, O’Fiaherty illuminates every aspect of Hindu thought. It is really disturbing.


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Cora DuBois C. 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. American Lectures on the History of Religions Retrieved from ” https: O’Flaherty’s third book on Indian mythology, and the best yet.

Doniger commands an unbelievably vast array of comparable material, often, though not always, from American popular culture.

Zack rated it liked it Jan 07, Quotes from Hindu Myths: Sunita rated it it was amazing Apr 06, In Februaryas part of settlement with plaintiff to a lawsuit brought before an Indian district court, The Doiger was recalled by Penguin India.

I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.