Category Archives: South Asian Studies

Definitive Descriptions in the Study of Religion and the Doniger Controversy

by Steven Ramey The responses to Wendy Doniger’s book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, whose publisher (Penguin, India) is withdrawing the book in India to settle a criminal lawsuit over offending religious sentiments, raise a whole host of issues. Scholars … Continue reading

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Considering Orgasmic Meditation: It’s not ‘Diddling’ when it’s a Ritual

by Natasha L. Mikles While perusing the blogs recently, I came across an article describing one woman’s visit to the San Francisco OMXperience—a three-day, $795-a-head event in August 2013 designed to “kick off the industry of the orgasm”—an industry of … Continue reading

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Category Formations and “Eastern” Traditions: Summary

by Matt Sheedy The following is a summary of the third instalment of the Critical Questions Series dealing with category formation in “Eastern” traditions. Though the authors approach this question in a variety of ways, each is informed in their … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series 3: Category Formation and “Eastern” Traditions

by Deepak Sarma This is the fifth instalment of the Critical Questions Series 3. The first post by Steven Ramey can be found here, the second by Nicole Goulet here, the third by James Mark Shields here, and the fourth by Sarah F. Haynes here. … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series 3: Category Formation and “Eastern” Traditions

by Sarah F. Haynes This is the fourth instalment of the Critical Questions Series 3. The first post by Steven Ramey can be found here, the second by Nicole Goulet here, and the third by James Mark Shield here. Question: The varieties of Hinduism, … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series 3: Category Formation and “Eastern” Traditions

by James Mark Shields This is the third instalment of the Critical Questions Series 3. The first post by Steven Ramey can be found here and the second by Nicole Goulet here. Question: The varieties of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series 3: Category Formation and “Eastern” Traditions

By Nicole Goulet This is the second instalment of the Critical Questions Series 3. The first post by Steven Ramey can be found here. Question: The varieties of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto, along with the “Indigenous traditions” of … Continue reading

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