Wendy Doniger devoted herself to understanding and helping others understand Hinduism in much better, clearer, and rational way. 'On Hinduism' is yet another book by Wendy Doniger that is filled with stories and essays that are so deeply interconnected and valid that its hard to put them away even in this advanced era of technology. These essays and lectures particularly address the critical issues that are both important and hotly contested in Hinduism for over three thousand and five hundred years. These issues date back to the Vedic period that are even valid in the present era.
The essays and lectures in 'On Hinduism' dig into the nature of Hinduism one step at a time. Few of the concepts and questions explored in this book are attitudes concerning gender; control and desire; the question of reality and illusion; impermanent and the eternal using the Ramayana and the Mahabharata as the sources; are Hindus monotheists or polytheists; how can atheists be Hindu; how can unrepentant Hindu sinners find salvation, what does the significance of dogs and cows tell us about Hinduism, how have Hindu concepts of death, birth, rebirth, and karma changed over the course of history, and more.
Wendy Doniger is currently the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor at the Chicago University. Other books by her include, 'The Hindus: an Alternative History', 'Siva: An Erotic Ascetic', 'The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology', 'Translations of the Rig Veda and the Kamasutra' and many more.
The paperback edition of this book has been published by Aleph Book Company. It has the ISBN-10 number 9382277072 and ISBN-13 number 978-9382277071 and is available online.