Individual Author Record
Name: Wendy DonigerPen Name: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction Born: 1940 in New York, New York Sites:
Illinois ConnectionWendy lives and works in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationWendy 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.
*''The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology'', University of California Press, 1980*''Siva: The Erotic Ascetic'', Oxford University Press, 1981*''Women, Androgynes, and Other Mythical Beasts'', University of Chicago Press, 1982*''Dreams, Illusion, and Other Realities'', University of Chicago Press, 1986*''Textual Sources for the Study of Hinduism'', University of Chicago Press, 1990*''Other Peoples' Myths: The Cave of Echoes'', University of Chicago Press, 1995*''Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India'', University of Chicago Press, 1999*''The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was: Myths of Self-Imitation'', Oxford University Press, 2006*''The Hindus: An Alternative History'', Penguin, 2010*''On Hinduism'', Oxford University Press, 2014