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Splitting the difference : gender and myth in ancient Greece and India

Author: Wendy Doniger
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Series: Jordan lectures in comparative religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hindu and Greek mythologies teem with stories of women and men who are doubled, this text recounts and compares a vast range of these tales from ancient Greece and India. The comparisons show that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Doniger
ISBN: 0226156400 9780226156408 0226156419 9780226156415
OCLC Number: 40200176
Description: xi, 376 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prelude: comparing texts comparing people --
The shadow Sita and the phantom Helen --
Indra and Ahalya, Zeus and Alcmena --
Nala and Damayanti, Odysseus and Penelope --
Mariatale/Renuka and Scylla/Charybdis --
Transposed male heads and tales --
Bisexual transformations --
Postlude: the shadow of gender.
Series Title: Jordan lectures in comparative religion.
Responsibility: Wendy Doniger.
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