- Hardcover: 248 pages
- Publisher: Speaking Tiger (10 April 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9789387693210
- ISBN-13: 978-9387693210
- ASIN: 938769321X
- Package Dimensions: 22 x 14.3 x 3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Beyond Dharma: Dissent in the Ancient Indian Sciences of Sex and Politics Hardcover – 10 Apr 2018
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‘A groundbreaking book. Wendy Doniger subverts accepted notions of dharma using the prism of the Arthashastra and Kamasutra. This is not simply “original”; nothing like this has been done before.’—Patrick Olivelle, author of King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India.
About the Author
Wendy Doniger is the author of several acclaimed and bestselling works, among them, The Hindus: An Alternative History; The Ring of Truth: Myths of Sex and Jewelry; Hindu Myths; On Hinduism; Siva, the Erotic Ascetic; Dreams, Illusion and Other Realities; and Reading the Kamasutra. She is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. She has also taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and the University of California, Berkeley.
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We need to understand that "Why she is so much interested in India and Hinduism?".
These all are part of a nexus against India and Hinduism.
These all western writers need to live vedic life and raise their intellect level to understand any vedic text. Vedic texts are not like other historic text where you just have to translate it to understand. Some Vedic words even don't have equivalent meaning in English.
Any hindu need to be vigilant before following such authors. They are poison for social harmony.
If a book is named 'Beyond christ' nobody is going to expect that book is about 'under current in Jerusalem against Jesus or dissent of people against Jesus' ... Here 'beyond is used in a way to imply 'beyond the facade' (abstract gave me the idea... I may be wrong)... Which is really a shame, dharma or sermon on the mount or any such teaching is not a veil....people who practices them may have veils or some 'beyond' to it, human tendencies are like that... I feel if one is attaching 'beyond'to some thing like dharma it should mean more beautiful... More profound....
In some part of book' s abstract, I read about Indians belive they had nuclear bomb or aircraft during there ancient time... Media tends to highlight the extreme views.. Go to a sacred place in India your chance of find person with such belief increase drastically (even though absolute numbers will still be low) ... It is like asking church goer in America about age of earth there is higher chance of getting answer around 6000 years......
Whole India is not represented by those few ... And all Indians are not saints... Like any other nation we are just people...
The selection of title is in a bad taste, more of a bait.... I personally won't be trusting the content or author or this so called scholastic interpretation... I think 'Beyond this book of mental circus' there lies nothing solid... Or anything that will make this world beautiful....
I am inclined to give a single star reading the brief... Had given three since I have not read the full book... But again changed to one after reading abstract and comments of her other book....