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Do Western religious scholars err in their analysis of Hindu texts? – Amy M. Braverman


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Bharata Bharati

University of Chicago Logo“For Arvind Sharma, author of Classical Hindu Thought, the [Indian/Western] debate has shades of gray. ‘Both the insider and the outsider see the truth, but genuine understanding may be said to arise at the point of their intersection. At this intersection one realizes that the Shivalinga is considered a phallic symbol by outsiders but rarely by Hindus themselves, or that the Eucharist looks like a cannibalistic ritual to outsiders but not to Christians. … If insiders and outsiders remain insulated they develop illusions of intellectual sovereignty. Each is required to call the other’s bluff’” – Amy M. Braverman

Prof Wendy DonigerWendy Doniger didn’t see the egg fly past her head, but she heard it splatter against the wall behind her. Continuing a November 2003 University of London lecture on the Hindu Ramayana text, Doniger looked down, thinking perhaps she’d broken her water glass against the podium. When an audience member…

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