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General Information

Name:  Wendy Doniger  

Pen Name: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction

Born: 1940 in New York, New York

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Wendy lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wendy Doniger holds two doctorates in Sanskrit and Indian studies from Harvard and Oxford. She is the author of several translations of Sanskrit texts and many books about Hinduism and has taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and at the University of California at Berkeley. She is currently the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School, the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Committee on Social Thought. She has taught at the University of Chicago since 1978. Much of her work is focused on translating, interpreting and comparing elements of Hindu mythology.


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