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Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Philip Lutgendorf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to one of the most beloved and widely worshiped of Hindu deities: the “monkey-god” Hanuman. It details the historical expansion of Hanuman's religious ... More


Death and Rebirthin Hinduism 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the different approaches to death and rebirth in Hinduism, first by looking at what the Rig Veda says about death and the afterlife, as well as recurring death or ‘re-death’ and ... More


Bisexuality and Transsexuality among the Hindu Gods 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the evidence and significance of bisexuality and transsexuality among the Hindu gods such as Vishnu and Shiva. It first considers a few myths about bisexual or transsexual Hindu ... More


Sappho: Feminized Men and the Question of Flux

Hoshang Merchant

in Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465965
eISBN:
9780199086962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465965.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The essay is based on Sappho’s fragments ending with ‘I say what I love is beautiful to you’. This is a definition of beauty and love that exonerates gay love. Sappho is anti-war, that is, anti-male, ... More


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