THE VEDAS The oldest of the Hindu scriptures is the Rig Veda, presumed to date back to eternity by Hindu puritans and to BC 3000-1500 by conservative historians. This Veda, the first of four, is actually a series of poetic incantations by the ancient nomadic tribe of Aryans.  Believed nomadic because there is no … Continue reading THE MANY HINDU THEORIES OF CREATION

Who got pulped by Penguins – Wendy Doniger or Sage Valmiki?

Wendy Doniger, a scholar-writer who says that she has studied and written about Hindu religion for over fifty years, once read out a passage from Valmiki Ramayan. Someone threw an egg, aimed at her face. He missed, naturally. Fanatics have poor aim. Penguin books have withdrawn the Indian edition of her book , The Hindus: An Alternative History" for fear of Hindu Taliban. Penguin has withdrawn the book, they would be pulping all of its copies in the next six months. That promises a new bestseller for