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Mythology Wars: The Indian diaspora, "Wendy's Children" and the struggle for the Hindu past

Taylor, McComas


A schism has appeared between sections of the Indian diasporic community and members of the Western academy over the authority to present and interpret Hindu mythology. This paper tells the story of these "Mythology Wars". It focuses on critiques of Western scholarship by self-identified Hindu critics, primarily Rajiv Malhotra in his articles 'RISA Lila-1: Wendy's Child Syndrome' and 'RISA Lila-2: Limp Scholarship and Demonology' (Malhotra, 2002 and 2003). The primary foci of diasporic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Studies Review
DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2011.575206


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