Wendy Doniger

 Wendy Doniger

Address1025 East 58th Street
Swift Hall
Chicago, IL 60637

Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History, University of Chicago Divinity School

M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University,
D.Phil., Oxford University),

Wendy Doniger’s research and teaching interests revolve around two basic areas, Hinduism and mythology. Her courses in mythology address themes in cross-cultural expanses; her courses in Hinduism cover a broad spectrum that, in addition to mythology, considers literature, law, gender, and psychology. Cross-cultural offerings have included courses about death, dreams, evil, horses, sex, and women. Among her many books published under the name Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty are three Penguin Classics: Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook, Translated from the Sanskrit; The Rig Veda: An Anthology, 108 Hymns Translated from the Sanskrit; and The Laws of Manu (with Brian K. Smith). She has also published Siva: The Erotic Ascetic; The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology; and several books with the University of Chicago Press: Women, Androgynes, and Other Mythical Beasts; Dreams, Illusion, and Other Realities; Tales of Sex and Violence: Folklore, Sacrifice, and Danger in the Jaiminiya Brahmana; and Other Peoples’ Myths: The Cave of Echoes.

Areas of Interest

Hinduism and Mythology

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