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Wendy Doniger

Fecha de nacimiento: 20. Noviembre 1940
Otros nombres:Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

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Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty es una indóloga estadounidense.

Desde 1978 trabaja en la Divinity School de la Universidad de Chicago, tiene el cargo de «profesor de servicio distinguido»; también trabaja en el Departamento de Lenguas y Civilizaciones de Asia Meridional, y en el Comité del Pensamiento Social.[1]​

Gran parte de su trabajo se centra en traducir, interpretar y comparar elementos de la mitología hindú a través de los contextos modernos de género, sexualidad e identidad. Ella se describe como «una sanscritista, o incluso una orientalista en recuperación»[2]​ y «una filóloga pasada de moda».[3]​

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„The Bhagavad Gita is not as nice a book as some Americans think…Throughout the Mahabharata … Krishna goads human beings into all sorts of murderous and self-destructive behaviors such as war…. The Gita is a dishonest book …“

— Wendy Doniger
Wendy Doniger, Quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer, 19 November, 2000. Quoted in Antonio de Nicolas, Krishnan Ramaswamy, and Aditi Banerjee (eds.) (2007), Invading the Sacred: An Analysis Of Hinduism Studies In America (Publisher: Rupa & Co., p. 13), also in Rajiv Malhotra: Wendy's Child Syndrome https://rajivmalhotra.com/library/articles/risa-lila-1-wendys-child-syndrome/, also in Rajiv Malhotra, Academic Hinduphobia: A Critique of Wendy Doniger's Erotic School of Indology (2016)

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„There was an Indian edition of most of my books, but it didn't make much of a splash.“

— Wendy Doniger
On the impact of her books in India. But her publication of The Hindus: An Alternative History, a sweeping history of Hinduism from its origins in 2500 B.C. to the present, though a success, it has been controversial (this aspect has been covered in another quote above).

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„There is generally, therefore, an inverse ratio between the worship of goddesses and the granting of rights to human women. Nor are the goddesses by and large compassionate; they are generally a pretty bloodthirsty lot. Goddesses are not the solution.“

— Wendy Doniger
Wendy Doniger, Quoted in The Washington Post. Quoted in Antonio de Nicolas, Krishnan Ramaswamy, and Aditi Banerjee (eds.) (2007), Invading the Sacred: An Analysis Of Hinduism Studies In America (Publisher: Rupa & Co., p. 13), also in Rajiv Malhotra: Wendy's Child Syndrome https://rajivmalhotra.com/library/articles/risa-lila-1-wendys-child-syndrome/, also in Rajiv Malhotra: Academic Hinduphobia: A Critique of Wendy Doniger's Erotic School of Indology (2016)

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