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Wendy Doniger
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  1. The Symbolism of Black and White Babies in the Myth of Parental Impression.Wendy Doniger - 2003 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 70 (1):1-44.
    An ancient and enduring cross-cultural mythology explores what the texts generally perceive as a paradox: the birth of white offspring to black parents, or black offspring to white parents. This mythology in the Hebrew Bible is limited to animal husbandry, but in Indian literature from the third century B.C.E. and Greek and Hebrew literature from the third or fourth century C.E. it was transferred to stories about human beings. These stories originally express a fascination with the dark skin of “Ethiopians” (...)
     
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  2. The Mythology of Masquerading Animals, or, Bestial Myths: Religious Constructions of Relationships Between Humans and Animals.Wendy Doniger - 2004 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 71 (3):711-732.
     
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  3. Kamasutra.Wendy Doniger & Sudhir Kakar (eds.) - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
    The Kamasutra is the oldest extant Hindu textbook of erotic love. About the art of living as well as about the positions in sexual intercourse, it is here newly translated into clear, vivid, sexually frank English together with three commentaries: excerpts from the earliest and most famous Sanskrit commentary, a twentieth-century Hindi commentary, and explanatory notes by the translators. The edition is enhanced by a selection of colour plates from an early edition of the work.
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  4. From Kama to Karma: The Resurgence of Puritanism in Contemporary India.Wendy Doniger - 2011 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 78 (1):49-74.
    Erotic religious imagery is as old as Hinduism. The earliest Hindu sacred text, the Rig Veda , revels in the language of both pleasure and fertility. In addition to this and other religious texts that incorporated eroticism, there were more worldly texts that treated the erotic tout court, of which the Kamasutra, composed in north India, probably in the third century CE, is the most famous. The two words in its title mean "desire/love/pleasure/sex" and "a treatise" . Virtually nothing is (...)
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  5. God's Body, or, The Lingam Made Flesh: Conflicts Over the Representation of the Sexual Body of the Hindu God Shiva.Wendy Doniger - 2011 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 78 (2):485-508.
    A dispute about the symbolism of the lingam, a cylindrical votary object that represents the Hindu god Shiva, has been going on for many centuries: is its meaning inexorably tied to a particular part of the physical body of the god, or is it abstract, purely spiritual? This essay will trace the history of this dispute, considering both icons made of carved stone in India that may or may not represent lingams and images made of words in Indian texts that (...)
     
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  6. God's Body, or, The Lingam Made Flesh: Conflicts Over the Representation of the Sexual Body of the Hindu God Shiva.Wendy Doniger - 2011 - Social Research 78 (4):485-508.
    A dispute about the symbolism of the lingam, a cylindrical votary object that represents the Hindu god Shiva, has been going on for many centuries: is its meaning inexorably tied to a particular part of the physical body of the god, or is it abstract, purely spiritual? This essay will trace the history of this dispute, considering both icons made of carved stone in India that may or may not represent lingams and images made of words in Indian texts that (...)
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    The Mythology of Masquerading Animals, or, Bestiality.Wendy Doniger - forthcoming - Social Research.
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    Sex, Lies and Tall Tales.Wendy Doniger - 1996 - Social Research 63.
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    Rings of Rejection and Recognition in Ancient India.Wendy Doniger - 1998 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 26 (5):435-453.
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    Bisexuality in the Mythology of Ancient India.Wendy Doniger - 2005 - Diogenes 52 (4):50-60.
    Hindu texts call into question our own gender conceptions; they tell us that desire for bisexual pleasure and the wish to belong to both sexes at the same time are very real, but unrealizable, except by those with magic gifts. Many myths bear witness to the existential perception of human beings as bisexual and to active bisexual transformations. Some may show the desire to be androgynous and, contrary to the dominant homophobic paradigm, present veiled images of a bisexuality fulfilled in (...)
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  11. Review at William Dalrymple, Nine Lives. In Search of the Sacred in Modern India.Wendy Doniger - 2011 - International Journal on Humanistic Ideology 4 (1):143-151.
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    On Translating the Kamasutra: A Gurudakshina for Daniel H. H. Ingalls. [REVIEW]Wendy Doniger - 2001 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 29 (1/2):81-94.
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    Curriculum Vitae of Lorraine Daston.Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger - 2016 - In Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger (eds.), What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature and History. De Gruyter. pp. 261-277.
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    Eating Karma, In Classical South Asian Texts.Wendy Doniger - 1999 - Social Research 66.
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    The Mythology of the Face-Lift.Wendy Doniger - 2000 - Social Research 67.
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    Myth, Reason, and Rationality.Wendy Doniger - 2016 - In Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger (eds.), What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature and History. De Gruyter. pp. 62-68.
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    Index of Authors and Subjects.Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger - 2016 - In Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger (eds.), What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature and History. De Gruyter. pp. 278-284.
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    Table of Contents.Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger - 2016 - In Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger (eds.), What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature and History. De Gruyter.
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    Purana Perennis: Reciprocity and Transformation in Hindu and Jaina Texts.Ludo Rocher & Wendy Doniger - 1997 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 117 (2):401.
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    Contributors.Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger - 2016 - In Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger (eds.), What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature and History. De Gruyter. pp. 254-260.
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    Frontmatter.Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger - 2016 - In Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger (eds.), What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature and History. De Gruyter.
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  22. Bestial Myths: Religious Constructions of Relationships Between Humans and Animals.Wendy Doniger - 1995 - Social Research 62.
     
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  23. From Kama to Karma: The Resurgence of Puritanism in Contemporary India.Wendy Doniger - 2011 - Social Research 78 (1):49-74.
    Erotic religious imagery is as old as Hinduism. The earliest Hindu sacred text, the Rig Veda, revels in the language of both pleasure and fertility. In addition to this and other religious texts that incorporated eroticism, there were more worldly texts that treated the erotic tout court, of which the Kamasutra, composed in north India, probably in the third century CE, is the most famous. The two words in its title mean "desire/love/pleasure/sex" and "a treatise". Virtually nothing is known about (...)
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  24. Introduction II : Life and Art, or Politics and Religion, in the Writings of Mircea Eliade.Wendy Doniger - 2010 - In Christian K. Wedemeyer & Wendy Doniger (eds.), Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade. Oxford University Press.
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  25. The Concept of Duty in South Asia.Wendy Doniger & J. Duncan M. Derrett (eds.) - 1978 - Vikas Pub. House.
     
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  26. What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature and History.Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger (eds.) - 2016 - De Gruyter.
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    Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade.Christian K. Wedemeyer & Wendy Doniger (eds.) - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume comprises papers presented at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of Joachim Wach's death, and the centennial of Mircea Eliade's birth.
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