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Doniger, Wendy

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Off with her head! : the denial of women's identity in myth, religion, and culture by Howard Eilberg-Schwartz( )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het vrouwelijk lichaam is vaak voorwerp van erotisering. Waar bij mannen het hoofd geassocieerd wordt met spraak, verstand en kracht, zo wordt bij vrouwen het hoofd geërotiseerd. Diverse bijdragen in deze bundel onderzoeken welke betekenis het hoofd van de vrouw heeft in religieuze teksten en hoe deze betekenis cultureel vertaald wordt binnen de verschillende godsdiensten. Daar waar het hoofd de vrouw een en een identiteit zou kunnen verlenen, merken we dat het hoofd wordt afgedekt, vervormd, de mond wordt een vagina, de ogen verleiden en ook het haar heeft een bpaalde erotische betekenis. 'Of with her head' onderzoekt de symbolische betekenis en de invloed die het aldus weergeven van het vrouwelijk hoofd heeft op de vormgeving van het begrip 'gender' binnen religie, religieuze teksten en cultuur
The woman who pretended to be who she was : myths of self-imitation by Wendy Doniger( )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, noted scholar of Hinduism and mythology Wendy Doniger offers a cross-cultural exploration of the theme of self-impersonation, whose widespread occurrence argues for both its literary power and its human value. The stories she considers range from ancient Indian literature and Shakespeare to Hollywood and Bollywood. They illuminate a basic human way of negotiating reality, illusion, identity, and authenticity, not to mention memory, amnesia, and the process of aging. Many of them involve marriage and adultery, for tales of sexual betrayal cut to the heart of the crisis of identity."--Jacket
The implied spider : politics & theology in myth by Wendy Doniger( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tapping a wealth of traditions, from the Hebrew Bible to the Bhagavad Gita, Doniger crafts a new lens for examining other cultures, and finding in the world's myths - its sacred storiesa way to talk about experiences shared across time and space." "Myths, she shows, bridge the cosmic and the familiar, the personal and the abstract, the theological and the political. They encourage us to draw various, even opposed, political meanings from a single text as it travels through different historical contexts. And she demonstrates how studying myths from cultures other than our own can be exhilarating and illuminating." "Myth, Doniger shows, provides a near-perfect entree to another culture. Even if scholars such as Freud, Jung, and Joseph Campbell typically overstated the universality of major myths and suppressed the distinctive natures of other cultures, post-colonial critics are wrong to argue that nothing good can come from a systematic comparative study of human cultures."--Jacket
The Hindus : an alternative history by Wendy Doniger( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions, this book elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological account: many of its central texts cannot be reliably dated; its central tenets--karma, dharma, to name just two--arise at particular moments in Indian history and differ in each era, between genders, and caste to caste; and what is shared among Hindus is overwhelmingly outnumbered by the things that are unique to one group or another. Yet the greatness of Hinduism--its vitality, its earthiness, its vividness--lies precisely in many of those idiosyncratic qualities that continue to inspire debate today. Wendy Doniger, one of the world's foremost scholars of Hinduism, illuminates those moments within the tradition that resist forces that would standardize or establish a canon.--Publisher description
Dreams, illusion, and other realities by Wendy Doniger( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty . . . weaves a brilliant analysis of the complex role of dreams and dreaming in Indian religion, philosophy, literature, and art. . . . In her creative hands, enchanting Indian myths and stories illuminate and are illuminated by authors as different as Aeschylus, Plato, Freud, Jung, Kurl Gödel, Thomas Kuhn, Borges, Picasso, Sir Ernst Gombrich, and many others. This richly suggestive book challenges many of our fundamental assumptions about ourselves and our world."? Mark C. Taylor, New York Times Book Review
Purāṇa perennis : reciprocity and transformation in Hindu and Jaina texts by Wendy Doniger( )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and style of the Vedic R̥ṣis by T. I︠A︡ Elizarenkova( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Hinduism by Wendy Doniger( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--"On Hinduism is a penetrating analysis of many of the most crucial and contested issues in Hinduism, from the Vedas to the present day. In a series of 63 connected essays, it discusses Hindu concepts of polytheism, death, gender, art, contemporary puritanism, non-violence, and much more"-
Merriam-Webster's encyclopedia of world religions ; Wendy Doniger, consulting editor( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 3,500 alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about various aspects of the world's religions; features thirty in-depth discussions of major religions; and includes illustrations and maps
Mythologies( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other peoples' myths : the cave of echoes by Wendy Doniger( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Med eksempler fra bibelske tekster, græske sagn, hindutekster og moderne myter som Woody Allens og sæbeoperaer skildres myten som fortælling og som en vigtig del af vores kulturelle baggrund
Hindu myths : a sourcebook( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of seventy-five myths of classical India
The Rig Veda : an anthology : one hundred and eight hymns by Wendy Doniger( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo-European language, the Rig Veda (c. 1200-900 BC) is a collection of over 1,000 individual Sanskrit hymns. A work of intricate beauty, it provides a unique insight into early Indian mythology, religion and culture. This selection of 108 of the hymns, chosen for their eloquence and wisdom, focuses on the enduring themes of creation, sacrifice, death, women, the sacred plant soma and the gods. Inspirational and profound, it provides a fascinating introduction to one of the founding texts of Hindu scripture - an awesome and venerable ancient work of Vedic ritual, prayer, philosophy, legend and faith. -- Back cover
The origins of evil in Hindu mythology by Wendy Doniger( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a subject rarely studied, the author shows there is a history of ideas about evil in Hinduism
Women, androgynes, and other mythical beasts by Wendy Doniger( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britannica encyclopedia of world religions( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the religions of the world and to the concepts, movements, people, and events that have shaped them. It includes features such as: entries on religious movements and concepts, historical and legendary figures, divinities, religious sites and ceremonies; images that show sacred places, vestments, rituals, objects, and texts; and more
The Norton anthology of world religions( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world's major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism (Volume 1); Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Volume 2). The anthology brings together foundational works--the Bhagavad Gita, the Daodejing, the Bible, the Quʹran--with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics whose voices over centuries have kept these religions vital
Animals and the human imagination : a companion to animal studies( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals' significance in human self-conception. Thinkers such as French philosopher Jacques Derrida, South African novelist J.M. Coetzee, and American theorist Donna Haraway have initiated rigorous inquiries into the question of the animal, now blossoming in a number of directions. It is no longer strange to say that if animals did not exist, we would have to invent them. This interdisciplinary and
Love's subtle magic : an Indian Islamic literary tradition, 1379-1545 by Aditya Behl( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encounter between Muslim and Hindu remains one of the defining issues of South Asian society today. It began as early as the 8th century, and the first Muslim kingdom in India, the Sultanate of Delhi, was established at the end of the 12th century. This power eventually reduced to vassalage almost every independent kingdom on the subcontinent. In Love's Subtle Magic, a remarkable and highly original book, Aditya Behl uses a little-understood genre of Sufi literature to paint an entirely new picture of the evolution of Indian culture during the earliest period of Muslim domination. These curious romantic tales transmit a profound religious message through the medium of adventurous stories of love. Although composed in the Muslim courts, they are written in a vernacular Indian language and involve Hindu yogis, Hindu princes and princesses, and Hindu gods. Until now, they have defied analysis. Behl shows that the Sufi authors of these charming tales sought to convey an Islamic vision via an Indian idiom. They thus constitute the earliest attempt at the indigenization of Islamic literature in an Indian setting. More important, however, Behl's analysis brilliantly illuminates the cosmopolitan and composite culture of the Sultanate India in which they were composed. This in turn compels us completely to rethink the standard of the opposition between Indian Hindu and foreign Muslim and recognize that the Indo-Islamic culture of this era was already significantly Indian in many important ways
Karma and rebirth in classical Indian traditions by Wendy Doniger( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The woman who pretended to be who she was : myths of self-imitation
The woman who pretended to be who she was : myths of self-imitationThe implied spider : politics & theology in mythThe Hindus : an alternative historyDreams, illusion, and other realitiesLanguage and style of the Vedic R̥ṣisMerriam-Webster's encyclopedia of world religions ; Wendy Doniger, consulting editorMythologiesOther peoples' myths : the cave of echoes
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Doniger O'Flaherty, Wendy.

Doniger-O'Flaherty, Wendy 1940-

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Donigere, Vendija

Donigere, Vendija, 1940-

O´Flaherty, Wendy Doniger

O'Flaherty, W. D. 1940-

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W. O. O'Flahorty 1940-

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Донигер, Уэнди

وندی دانیجر

ਵੇਂਡੀ ਡਾਨੀਗਰ

வெண்டி டோனிகர்

വെൻഡി ഡോണിഗർ

도니거, 웬디 1940-

오플래허티, 웬디 도니거 1940-

오플레어티, 웬디 더니거 1940-

오플레허티, 웬디 더니거 1940-


オフラハティ, W. D


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