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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


Forgetting and Re-Awakening to Incarnation 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/9780199360079.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines incarnation and reincarnation in Hinduism, first by discussing karma and memory and the unconscious memories of past lives known as the vasanas. It then considers a story about ... More


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