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

Books Digital Products Journals. The mother looks in her son’s mouth and discovers that everything in the universe is in there. Echols Richard L.

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. I’ve labored all my adult life in the paddy fields of Sanskrit, Translated with an Introduction by Trevor J. Uttam Satapathy rated it really liked it Feb 02, An Anthology, Hymns Translated from the Sanskrit.

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myth Quotes from Hindu Myths: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Wright Knight Biggerstaff Karl J. She has also provided, in this rich and exquisitely crafted book, a new set of vantage points from which to re-read familiar Indian myths and encounter new ones.


Shannon rated it it was eendy Sep 04, John Liber rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals including boa Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE.

The mythology is also quite hard to follow, this is not necessarily a flaw, but the intense amount of new names and concepts were hard to grasp for someone new to Hinduism. This is clear by the fact that wemdy of the myths concern Brahmins attempting to explain or coopt competing religious beliefs e. Possibly too content-heavy to be a ‘beginners’ mythology book.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. 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.


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Origins is both a superb piece of scholarship and a lively, witty and engagingly written book. Ward George T.

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Doniger acknowledges that the book was not meant to be as long as it turned out to be, “but it got the bit between its teeth, and ran away from me” p.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A Verse Translation with an Introduction and Notes. Theodore de Bary This book has problems with it: Sunita rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Other mythologies compare to Hinduism’s like hinndu. Doniger’s trade book, The Hindus: However, by choosing to use the word embryo the translator makes reading the myths more difficult — the reader is forced to accept that these ancient authors had simultaneously precise but errneous ideas of human reproduction.

She has got my interest in mythology back and after this book, I definitely am going to shout out to anyone that it has always been mythology through and through when they ask me what genre of books I love reading. The myth cycles of Rama and Krishna, while well known, were very sparse.

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