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Wendy Doniger

Wendy Doniger (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. She first trained as a dancer under George Balanchine and Martha Graham and then went on to complete two doctorates in Sanskrit and Indian Studies (from Harvard and Oxford). She has taught at Harvard, Oxford, the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and the University of California at Berkeley. In 1984 she was elected president of the American Academy of Religion, in 1989 a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in 1996 a member of the American Philosophical Society, and in 1997 president of the Association for Asian Studies. She has been awarded seven honorary degrees, and her book The Hindus: An Alternative History was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Wendy Doniger

Wendy Doniger (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. She first trained as a dancer under George Balanchine and Martha Graham and then went on to complete two doctorates in Sanskrit and Indian Studies (from Harvard and Oxford). She has taught at Harvard, Oxford, the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and the University of California at Berkeley. In 1984 she was elected president of the American Academy of Religion, in 1989 a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in 1996 a member of the American Philosophical Society, and in 1997 president of the Association for Asian Studies. She has been awarded seven honorary degrees, and her book The Hindus: An Alternative History was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Books by Wendy Doniger

  • 9780393912579 72

    The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Hinduism

    Wendy Doniger, Jack Miles

    Paperback, 2015

    This groundbreaking new Norton Anthology enables the six major, living, international world religions to speak to students in their own words.
  • 9780393062533 72

    The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume 1: Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism; Volume 2: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

    Jack Miles, Wendy Doniger, Donald S. Lopez Jr., James Robson, David Biale, Lawrence S. Cunningham, Jane Dammen McAuliffe

    Hardback, 2014

    This groundbreaking new Norton Anthology enables the six major, living, international world religions to speak to students in their own words.
  • 9780393081756 72

    Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling

    Carole Satyamurti, Vinay Dharwadker, Wendy Doniger

    Hardback, 2015

    "Astonishing…[Satyamurti's Mahabharata] brings [the] past alive…as though it were a novel in finely crafted verse.".”—Vinay Dharwadker
  • 9780393352498 72

    Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling

    Carole Satyamurti, Wendy Doniger, Vinay Dharwadker

    Paperback, 2016

    "Astonishing…[Satyamurti's Mahabharata] brings [the] past alive…as though it were a novel in finely crafted verse." Vinay Dharwadker
  • 9780393246452 72

    Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling

    Carole Satyamurti, Wendy Doniger, Vinay Dharwadker

    E Book, 2015

    "Astonishing…[Satyamurti's Mahabharata] brings [the] past alive…as though it were a novel in finely crafted verse." Vinay Dharwadker