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  • ISBN: 9780226156415
  • ISBN10: 0226156419

Splitting the Difference Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India

by Wendy Doniger

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/1999
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Description: AcknowledgmentsPrelude: Comparing Texts Comparing PeopleONE: The Shadow Sita and the Phantom HelenSita 9 / Helen 28 / Interlude: Saranyu and the Sun and the Shadow / Comparison: Sita and Helen / Conclusion: Abuse and FlightTWO: Indra and Ahalya, Zeus and AlemenaIndra as Guatama with Ahalya / Zeus as Amphitryon with Alcmena / Interlude: Pandora / Comparison: Ahalya and Alcmena / Conclusion: Did She Fall, or Was She Pushed?THREE: Nala and Damayanti, Odysseus and PenelopeSukanya and the Ashvins / Nala and Damayanti / Damayanti and Nala / Penelope / Comparison: Damayanti and Penelope / Interlude: How to Tell a Human from a God / Conclusion: Why Prefer a Human to a God?FOUR: Mariatale/Renuka and Scylla/CharybdisMariatale/Renuka / Scylla/Charybdis / Interlude: Splitting Lucy / Comparison: Heads You Lose / Conclusion: Put a Bag over Her HeadFIVE: Transposed Male Heads and TalesTransposed Male Heads / Splitting Male Androgynes / Interlude: Self-Impregnating Androgynes / Comparison: Victorians and Others / Conclusion: Mind and Body (and Soul)SIX: Bisexual TransformationsMales into Females in India / Females into Males in India / Males into Females in Greece and Europe / Conclusion: Male and/or FemalePostlude: The Shadow of GenderNotesBibliographyIndex
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