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The Hindus: An Alternative History


An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions, ... Show synopsis

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Ignoramus parading as a professor

by on Feb 3, 2011

I was appalled at the author's lack of real insight into Hindu culture and India's major religion, viz., Hinduism. Being a professor at a School of Divinity, it is understandable that Doniger writes with a jaundiced view about Hindus. It is a shame that Doniger wants to emerge as a leading scholar on ... More


Quite a Dull Book

by JohnL on Jul 15, 2010

It would be an understatement to say that writing a history of Hinduism is large task and Wendy Doniger?s work, sadly, doesn?t really rise to the challenge. What we get in this work is a series of chapters on different periods of Hinduism, exemplified mostly by the texts in Sanskrit, or other ... More

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