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Publisher Comments:

"An important, provocative and original work, of great interest to Indian scholars, historians of religions, psychologists and historians of ideas, but accessible also to the cultivated reader. Even if one does not always agree with the author's interpretation, one cannot but admire her vast and precise learning, her splendid translations and exegesis of so many, and so different, Sanskrit texts, and her uninhibited, brilliant, and witty prose."—Mircea Eliade, University of Chicago

"This is . . . a book which is as rich in detail as the carvings of the great Hindu temples. It shares with them a delight in the interplay of myth and mundane experience, and above all an empathy with the Hindu preoccupation with the meaning of human existence in all its complexity."—G. M. Carstairs, Times Literary Supplement

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'This is. . .a book which is as rich in detail as the carvings of the great Hindu temples. It shares with them a delight in the interplay of myth and mundane experience, and above all an empathy with the Hindu preoccupation with the meaning of human existence in all its complexity.' -G.M. Carstairs, Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty is the Mircea Eliade Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School and a professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226618500
Author:
O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Animals, mythical
Subject:
Mythology, hindu
Subject:
Mythology, indic
Subject:
Androgyny
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 12 (1979).
Publication Date:
19821131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 halftones
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.04x6.07x.87 in. 1.00 lbs.

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