Invading the sacred: an analysis of Hinduism studies in America

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Rupa & Co., Jul 1, 2007 - Hinduism - 545 pages
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India, once a major civilizational and economic power that suffered centuries of decline, is now newly resurgent in business, geopolitics and culture. However, a powerful counterforce within the American academy is systematically undermining core icons and ideals of Indic culture and thought. For instance, scholars of this counterforce have disparaged the Bhagavad Gita as a dishonest book ; declared Ganesha s trunk a limpphallus ; classified Devi as the mother with apenis and Shiva as a notorious womanizer who incites violence in India.

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Contents

Exposing Academic Hinduphobia
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Targeting Sri Ramakrishna
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The Hindu Goddess Reinterpreted as a Symbol
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