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Textual criticism applied to Hindu texts?

Are there any scholary papers which apply methods of higher textual criticism to Hindu texts, e.g. to the Bhagavata Purana or the Bhagavad Gita? If yes, I am interested in some references. I ask this ...
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Translation of the Nighantu and the Nirukta? [closed]

So here I want to know what mistakes did Lakshman Sarup make in translating the Nirukta written by Yaska?
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Do these criticism of Lord Ram Character by Ambedkar well founded or he is just maligning his character?

The Website I found the criticism , it says it's in his book , Riddles of Hinduism Rama’s birth is thus accompanied by general debauchery if not in his case certainly in the case of his associates. ...
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Have Madhwa's methods of scripture-interpretation been criticized by later commentators?

Madhwa's methods have been characterized as "often Sri Madhva's arguments rely on nuances and ingenious usage of grammar, often lending unusual meanings to very familiar and straightforward words."...
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Whether in mahabharat itself(not in purana), krishna is depicted as makhan chor(stealing butter)?

Whether in mahabharat, esp. BORI edition(though other edition may also do), krishna is depicted as makhan chor(stealing butter) ? Please do not give reference of any purana.
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Are there any critical analyses of Hindu myths? [closed]

First of all, myths do not mean tall tales because by 20th century people realized that all the myth around the world has a secondary element of truth. Now, there is an incident in Greek myth Odyssey ...
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K.S. Bhagavan's critique of Adi Shankara

An Indian writer named K.S. Bhagavan published in 1982 a book entitled Shankaracharya and Reactionary Philosophy = ಶಂಕರಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರತಿಗಾಮಿತನ. I heard that Bhagavan criticized Adi Shankara in ...
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