THE MANY HINDU THEORIES OF CREATION

  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 Penguin books have withdrawn the Indian edition of her book , The Hindus: An Alternative History" for fear of Hindu Taliban. Penguin has withdrawn the book, they would be pulping all of its copies in the next six months.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 Amazon.com.