Tag Archives: India

Domestic Little Linga

On display at the Met, a neat little linga, made of stone, 8th century or earlier, from Jammu and Kashmir, an aniconic embodiment of Lord Shiva. I like its diminutive features. It often gets forgotten by people in the west … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Difference: Monotheisms & Icons, Judaism & Hinduism (Reading Diana Eck’s Darśan)

On the economy of scale, I read Diana Eck’s short masterpiece Darśan: Seeing the Divine Image after Wendy Doniger’s colossal The Hindus: An Alternative History. Eck’s introduction to the visual tradition in India is a magnificent little primer. I’m getting … Continue reading

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Jewish Studies & The Hindus (Reading Wendy Doniger)

I followed the news last year when Penguin in India was forced by religious conservatives in that country to pulp their copies of Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History. I bought the book because it looked interesting.  And truth … Continue reading

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(Breathing) Him to Her After Deconstruction (Luce Irigaray Between East and West)

Against the better judgment of colleagues and friends I assigned Luce Irigaray Between East and West for my graduate seminar on “Religion, Art, and Aesthetics.”This year, we were looking at bodies and images of the body, starting with Nietzsche’s The … Continue reading

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Hinduism and Judaism (Alan Brill Blogs from India)

I can hardly think of a more interesting Jewish cultural interface than the one with India. It’s one that combines history of religions and international relations. Alan Brill is now blogging from Benares, India. A Fulbright scholar, he is working … Continue reading

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