Wendy Doniger on Redeeming the Kamasutra

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Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
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Wendy Doniger on Redeeming the Kamasutra

 

Host John Shuck speaks with Wendy Doniger, a leading Indian/Hinduism scholar, about her latest book, Redeeming the Kamasutra, which argues for the restoration of The Kamasutra to its proper place in the Sanskrit canon. Doniger finds The Kamasutra a liberating text for women and talks about the sexual politics in Hindu society.

A scholar of Sanskrit and Indian textual traditions, Doniger's major works include,Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva; Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook; The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology; Women, Androgynes, and Other Mythical Beasts; and The Rig Veda: An Anthology, 108 Hymns Translated from the Sanskrit. She is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of History of Religions at the University of Chicago, and has taught there since 1978.  

 

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