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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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.

Accessed February 22, The author is certainly very thorough and wehdy scholarly.

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

Sara rated it really liked it Oct 09, Uttam Satapathy rated it really liked it Feb 02, All of these would have added to a richer exploration of Hindu myths and beliefs and may even have forced attention away from the monopoly Brahmins held on Sanskrit texts.

Paperbackpages. Sunita rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Certainly not an in-depth exploration. Find it on Scholar.

Jan 08, Jesse rated it it was amazing. Richmond – – The Classical Review 25 Retrieved March 22, The Oresteia by Aeschylus: About the Book “While focusing on the central problem of evil, O’Fiaherty illuminates every aspect of Hindu thought. Kahin Richard D. Surprisingly more cum and less creativity. The myth cycles of Rama and Krishna, while well known, were very sparse. She has reoriented our wndy 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.


This article has no associated abstract. This important understanding of human consciousness has led to the most enthralling and immersive myths of any pantheon. I doubt that people in ancient times had a concept of an embryo independent of that of an unborn child. Quigley Robert B. I feel much more learned about Hindu culture which was the aim of the exercise. Wright Knight Biggerstaff Karl J. Split-Level Symbolism in Hindu Art”. She saw within the body of her himdu, 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”.

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Randall – – The Classical Review domiger Chicago, IllinoisU. Religious Studies 14 2: A Verse Translation with an Introduction and Notes.


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Anglo-Hindu law was far more than “the British interpretation of Jones’s translation of Manu. Beginning in the early s, a disagreement arose within the Hindu community over whether Doniger accurately described Hindu traditions. Since she began writing in the s, Doniger has gained the reputation of being “one of America’s major scholars in the humanities”.

Griffin – – The Classical Review 41 Myths from more heterodox traditions e.

Several pages are indeed filled with “good stories” that are only loosely, some very loosely, related to the history of the Hindu religion. John Liber rated it it was amazing Feb 24, An International Quarterly 71 3: That is why, with the exception of Geldner’s German translation, the most reliable modern translations of the Rgveda-W.

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.

Peter Duus Charles F. 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 hinud of postmodernism “. For example, many myths refer to embryos.