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Laurie L. Patton
Laurie L. Patton is Durden Professor of Indian Religions, Duke University. She is author or editor of eight books and 50 articles on Indian mythology and culture and the translator of the Penguin Classics Series Edition of the Bhagavad Gita. She has also authored two books of poetry.

Entries by Laurie L. Patton

The Biggest Loser in the Doniger Controversy? Indian Traditions of Debate

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 1:55 PM

Penguin India's decision to withdraw Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History, has sparked a worldwide protest, both over the agreement to stop production and pulp of the book, and more importantly, over the law that inspired it -- Section 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code. The laws...

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December Diary: Where Women, Education and Violence Are Concerned, Progress Is Not Inevitable

(14) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 10:18 AM

The trial of the accused began last week in the now world-famous rape case that transpired in New Delhi in December. The case sparked a month-long, highly public debate in India about safety for women. During that same period of December and early January, I took an administrative tour through...

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