Supoprters Of Wendy Doniger

satyameva jayate nānṛtaṁ, satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ, yenākramantyṛṣayo hyāptakāmā, yatra tat satyasya paramaṁ nidhānam - Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.6

Truth alone triumphs; not falsehood. Through truth the divine path is spread out by which the sages whose desires have been completely fulfilled, reach where that supreme treasure of Truth resides.

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Supoprters Of Wendy Doniger

Listed by Rajiv Malhotra

Ananya Vajpeyi

She is daugher of Shri Vajpeyi, famous Hindi poet/writer in Delhi who I met many years back. He was proud that his daughter doing her PhD in USA then would take on Western biases once she finished her studies. But things changed once she got into the US system. Prof Kapil Kapoor told me last year that she was his student at JNU before going to USA, and that her MS thesis was very much about how the West had distorted/appropriated many Sanskrit ideas. I tried getting a copy of her thesis; but Kapoor ji failed to procure from her despite writing many times as per his statement to me. Moral: Dont assume you know where a given scholar stands merely based on what they or their family says. The only way to track scholars is by following their activities, reading what they write etc. This is what our folks simply dont do, hence they support the wrong scholars as in the case of Dharma Civilization Foundation.

Sheldon Pollock

He is the one who got Narayan Murty's $15+ million grant to be in charge of translating and interpreting Indian classics into English. This series will pervade the academy not only in the west but also in Indian editions. Pollock also got the Govt of India Padam Shree award for his service in interpreting Sanskrit classics. Wow!

David Shulman

He is related to Wendy Doniger and a prominent Sanskrit scholar.

The rest are usual suspects. Please start noting names from now on just as they have databases of "blacklisted Hindu scholars'.
Manohar Shinde got $60,000 grant from Uberoi Foundation for a project to publish a database on who are the "anti-Hindu" scholars out there. After much activity for a couple of years, he has produced NOTHING. This was almost 4 years back. Like most of his initiatives, this fizzled away and no trace exists of where all the data went that he was given for compilation and publishing.]


Brian Collins occupies the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy. (What a fool he has made of these sponsors who gave their millions to fund his career and prestigious chair. This is exactly whats wrong with Dharma Civilization Foundation's grants and chairs. They lack the competence to evaluate who gets their donations. So they rely on hearsay, what personal PR value they will get, etc…)

Charet makes his career in consciousness studies, a field based largely on digesting Hindu ideas into non-Hindu frameworks. Yet look at his lousy relationship with Hinduism as evident below.

This side of the double-faced Laurie Patton has not been noted by Hindus who appreciate her "bindi-namaste-Hindi greetings-hindu friendly" persona.

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