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Wendy Doniger

The Propaganda War Against Hindus in Academia: A Response to Inside Higher Education

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 04.22.2016 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

Highly respected professors face intimidation, threats and smear campaigns for deviating from the views of the Hindu right. A cultural and religious war is raging in which Western academics are the enemy.

Wendy and Woody: Generational and Geographic Joking and Jesting

Deepak Sarma | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

The same people who are bhaktas (devotees) of Wendy Doniger usually are also bhaktas of Woody Allen.

Take My Book...Please: Further Thoughts on the Doniger Controversy

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Increasing readership, instead of restraining it, is only one reason suppressing books on religious grounds tends to backfire.

Academic Integrity: It's What's Missing at the AAR

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

If a few bad apples aren't reason enough for the AAR to adopt its own Code of Ethics, perhaps the reminder that a scholar is not just a researcher, but a mentor to future generations will be.

Banning Books in India and Creationism in the United States

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

What, you might ask, does a book that was recalled and destroyed by its publisher in India have to do with the evolution/creation controversy in the U...

The Doniger Controversy and the Need for Hindu Theologians

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

The need for Hindu theologians is indispensable. In their absence, the gap will be filled by many who lack training -- classically or academically -- who do a disservice to the theological universality.

Ban, Ban, Our Own Taliban

Anil Dharker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Books
Anil Dharker

In the India of today, anything that is "alternative," or takes an unconventional look at history, biography or mythology (among other things) becomes unacceptable to some fanatical group or the other.

India's Fundamentalists Triumph In Case Over 'The Hindus'

Stephen Prothero | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion
Stephen Prothero

Banishment of "The Hindus" from India is emboldening the culture warriors who claim to speak on behalf of all Hindus. But this is not a victory for "Hinduism" over its American despisers. It is a victory of one group of Hindus over another.

Shut Up India!

Jehangir S. Pocha | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Jehangir S. Pocha

About 25 years ago when India kicked off the economic reforms that ignited the national reconsideration roiling the nation today, many dreamt of turning their nation into another United States. But somewhere in the haste to achieve that, India has fallen into growing social conservatism, unfettered (crony) capitalism, rising ultra-nationalism and an increasing comfort with political authoritarianism that could well end up making it more like Putin's Russia.

The Scholars: An Alternative Story About Wendy Doniger and The Hindus

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

There are Hindus who decline to celebrate a lie. They refuse to participate in the oblivious celebration of racial, national, and class privilege that denies them their own voice. They do not share the academic and literary elite's admiration for a book like The Hindus.

The Academic Study of Hinduism: An Alternative Future

Deepak Sarma | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

What would it be like to embrace and support an alternative future, rather than history, of Hindu studies?

Indian Censorship and the Curious Case of Wendy Doniger

Murali Balaji | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

While media coverage has focused on the implications of Penguin's decision to pull the book and destroy all copies in India, there are some important contextual factors to understand to help articulate why this isn't merely a case of religious extremists getting their way (as Doniger has claimed).

Penguin Withdraws Controversial Hinduism Book

Posted 02.13.2014 | Religion

Penguin Books India has agreed to withdraw a controversial book on Hinduism as settlement for a lawsuit filed in 2011, The New York Times reported. ...

Hindu Group Protests National Book Critics Circle Nominee 'The Hindus' For Bigotry

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The organization Hindu Janajagruti Samit gathered before a reading of finalists for the National Book Critics Circle awards Wednesday night in New Yor...