Friday, Dec 02, 2022

Wendy Doniger


Wendy Doniger at Idea Exchange: 'Ancient Hinduism is very liberal. What’s being said in its name today makes no sense historically'

June 21, 2022 9:58 am

As one of the world’s foremost scholars of Hinduism, Sanskrit and mythology, Wendy Doniger has also found herself at the centre of contentious debates on the politics of knowledge, the study of religion, the insider-outsider readings of texts and traditions. Her book The Hindus: An Alternative History had to be withdrawn after a campaign against it in India in 2014.

Mercy, My Jewels!

July 22, 2017 1:04 am

In Doniger’s agile mind and in her skilful hands, these become stories, as the very clever pun in the title suggests, about truth and reality, about how memory, recognition and human consciousness work for the self and for the other.

The main thing that writers can do is go on writing: Wendy Doniger

December 25, 2015 10:22 pm

Doniger will be talking on “The Power of the Myth” over Skype at the Tata Literature Live! Festival in Mumbai today.

Man who got Wendy Doniger pulped is made ‘must reading’ in Gujarat schools

July 25, 2014 3:17 am

To make students aware of Indian culture, Batra recommends his own three-language system to be followed in schools.

Modi effect: One publisher quits, other spikes

April 16, 2014 12:40 am

Ravi Singh of Aleph ‘quits’ over decision to put Doniger on hold, publish Modi verse.

‘Modi a pragmatist, may want to completely rebrand himself’

March 20, 2014 9:52 am

Nicholas B Dirks discusses the elections, Narendra Modi and the Wendy Doniger controversy.

Same group attacks another Doniger book

March 02, 2014 3:06 am

Co Publisher of Aleph Publications, Ravi Singh, however, completely denied any such move.

Letters to the editor: Undiscerning law

February 28, 2014 12:41 am

Lower courts have often been tardy in applying that test, even though higher courts have generally stood by serious authors and artists.

Letters to the Editor: Anger over ink

February 21, 2014 11:23 pm

Hinduism has survived against all odds and has 800 million-plus followers in India

Law for bad behaviour

February 21, 2014 11:05 pm

Section 295A of the IPC opens the door for bullies to walk in