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On Hinduism

Author: Wendy Doniger
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Genre/Form: Llibres electrònics
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Doniger
ISBN: 9780199360079 0199360073
OCLC Number: 1120396839
Description: 1 recurs electrònic (xx, 660 p.)
Contents: On being Hindu : Hinduism by any other name ; Are Hindus monotheists or polytheists? ; Three (or more) forms of the three (or more)-fold path in Hinduism ; The concept of heresy in Hinduism ; Eating karma ; Medical and mythical constructions of the body in Sanskrit texts ; Death and rebirth in Hinduism ; Forgetting and re-awakening to incarnation ; Assume the position: the fight over the body of yoga ; The toleration of intolerance in Hinduism ; The politics of Hinduism tomorrow --
Gods, humans, and anti-gods : Saguna and Nirguna images of the deity ; You can't get here from there: the logical paradox of Hindu creation myths ; Together apart: changing ethical implications of Hindu cosmologies ; God's body, or, the lingam made flesh: conflicts over the representation of Shiva ; Sacrifice and substitution: ritual mystification and mythical demystification in Hinduism ; The scrapbook of undeserved salvation : the Kedara Khanda of the Skanda Purana --
Women and other genders : Why should a Brahmin tell you whom to marry?: A deconstruction of the Laws of Manu ; Saranyu/Samjna: the sun and the shadow ; The clever wife in Indian mythology ; Rings of rejection and recognition in ancient India ; The third nature: gender inversions in the Kamasutra ; Bisexuality and transsexuality among the Hindu gods ; Transsexual transformations of subjectivity and memory in Hindu mythology --
Kama and other seductions : The control of addiction in ancient India ; Reading the Kamasutra: it isn't all about sex ; The mythology of the Kamasutra ; From kama to karma : the resurgence of Puritanism in contemporary India --
Horses and other animals : The ambivalence of ahimsa ; Zoomorphism in ancient India: humans more bestial than the beasts ; The mythology of horses in India ; The submarine mare in the mythology of Shiva ; Indra as the stallion's wife ; Dogs as dalits in Indian literature ; Sacred cows and beefeaters --
Illusion and reality in the Hindu epics : Impermanence and eternity in Hindu epic, art and performance ; Shadows of the Ramayana ; Women in the Mahabharata ; The history of Ekalavya --
On not being Hindu : 'I have scinde': Orientalism and guilt ; Doniger O'Flaherty on Doniger ; You can't make an omelette ; The forest-dweller --
Appendix I. Limericks on Hinduism --
Appendix II. Essays on Hinduism by Wendy Doniger
Other Titles: Oxford Scholarship Online.
Responsibility: Wendy Doniger.

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