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Invading the sacred : an analysis of Hinduism studies in America

Author: Krishnan Ramaswamy; Antonio T De Nicolás; Aditi Banerjee
Publisher: New Delhi : Rupa & Co., 2007.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Invading the sacred.
New Delhi : Rupa & Co., 2007
(OCoLC)989721492
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Krishnan Ramaswamy; Antonio T De Nicolás; Aditi Banerjee
ISBN: 8129111829 9788129111821
OCLC Number: 162522146
Description: xxi, 545 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: SECTION ONE: Exposing academic Hinduphobia: Pandita Indrani Rampersad --
Religious studies: Projecting one's shadow on the 'Other" --
Targeting Sri Ramakrishna --
The Hindu Goddess reinterpreted as a symbol of sex and violence --
Abusing Ganesha and Shiva --
Targeting Hindu Mothers and 'Hijackers' --
Challenges to Wendy Doniger's Sanskrit --
De-Spiritualizing Tantra --
Chakra Hermeneutics --
It's all about power SECTION TWO: Storming the fortress --
The floodgates of criticism are opened --
Balagangadhara on the biblical underpinnings of 'Secular' social sciences --
The children of colonial psychoanalysis / Yvette C. Rosser --
Is the fight between Siva and Ganesa an episode of Oedipal Conflict? / Yuvraj Krishan --
Kripal on the couch in Calcutta / Yvette C. Rosser --
Is there prejudice in Hinduism Studies? A look at Encarta / Sankrant Sanu --
Paul Courtright's 'Ganesa, Lord of Obstacles, Lord of Beginnings': An independent review Vishal Agarwal and Kalavai Venkat SECTION THREE: Whistleblowers, Witch Hunters and Victims / Aditi Banerjee --
Myth of the Savage Frontier --
An american community gets awakened --
Attempts to refocus on the issues --
Circling the wagons: Dissent and censorship --
Character assassination --
Restoring the debate: Silenced voices speak out --
Calling courtright's bluff SECTION FOUR: Media images: Diasporic 'Savages' versus academic 'victims' --
Hyping Hindu 'Wrath': Mythmaking and the Washington Post / Krishman Ramaswamy --
Muddying the waters: Doniger rolls out the big guns / Krishnan Ramaswamy --
The power of 'Connections': Using the New York Times for PR / Krishnan Ramaswamy --
University of Chicago Magazine: Obscuring the issues / Yvette C. Rosser --
The Diaspora Press: India abroad encourages debate / Krishnan Ramaswamy.
Responsibility: Krishnan Ramaswamy, Antonia de Nicolas, Aditi Banerjee.

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