Women, Androgynes And Other Mythical Beasts
- Author: Wendy Doniger
- Publisher: Speaking Tiger
- ISBN: 9789354474835
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From the union of the retas, or seed, of ‘mother earth’ and ‘father sky’ mentioned in the Rig Veda, to the burning of Kama, the god of desire, by Shiva; from the slaying of a lustful demon by the Goddess, to the fusion―and also blurring―of male and female powers in the image of the Ardhanarishvara, this book is a splendid and multi-layered exploration―as delightful as it is challenging―of gender and sexual identities in Hindu, Buddhist and Tantric mythologies.