Hinduism Experts Fear Lasting Effects of Controversy Over Scholar’s Book

Anindito Mukherjee, EPA, Landov

Hindu nationalists rallied outside the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi in 2010 to protest a book that they felt misrepresented traditions of their faith. The book, by Wendy Doniger, a professor of the history of religions at the U. of Chicago, was later withdrawn by its Indian publisher.
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American scholars of Hindu religion and culture say recent efforts in India to suppress the work of a prominent academic are having a chilling effect on their field.

After years of fighting lawsuits brought by a Hindu nationalist group, the Indian...

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