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100 1  Doniger, Wendy. 
240 10 Essays.|kSelections 
245 10 On Hinduism /|cWendy Doniger. 
264  1 Oxford ;|aNew York :|bOxford University Press,|c[2014] 
264  4 |c©2014 
300    xx, 660 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 627-648) and 
505 0  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 Kedar 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. 
520    "In this magisterial volume of essays, Wendy Doniger 
       enhances our understanding of the ancient and complex 
       religion to which she has devoted herself for half a 
       century. This series of interconnected essays and lectures
       surveys the most critically important and hotly contested 
       issues in Hinduism over 3,500 years, from the ancient time
       of the Vedas to the present day. The essays contemplate 
       the nature of Hinduism; Hindu concepts of divinity; 
       attitudes concerning gender, control, and desire; the 
       question of reality and illusion; and the impermanent and 
       the eternal in the two great Sanskrit epics, the Ramayana 
       and the Mahabharata. Among the questions Doniger considers
       are: Are Hindus monotheists or polytheists? How can 
       atheists be Hindu, and how can unrepentant Hindu sinners 
       find salvation? Why have Hindus devoted so much attention 
       to the psychology of addiction? What does the significance
       of dogs and cows tell us about Hinduism? How have Hindu 
       concepts of death, rebirth, and karma changed over the 
       course of history? How and why does a pluralistic faith, 
       remarkable for its intellectual tolerance, foster 
       religious intolerance? Doniger concludes with four concise
       autobiographical essays in which she reflects on her 
       lifetime of scholarship, Hindu criticism of her work, and 
       the influence of Hinduism on her own philosophy of life. 
       On Hinduism is the culmination of over forty years of 
       scholarship from a renowned expert on one of the world's 
       great faiths"--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Hinduism. 
650  7 RELIGION / Hinduism / General.|2bisacsh 
650  7 HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia.|2bisacsh 
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