Wendy Doniger, the author of on Hinduism, is a renowned scholar who has conducted extensive research on Hinduism. She has authored many translations of Sanskrit texts and books on Hinduism. Some of her best acclaimed books are The Hindus: An Alternative History, The Laws of Manu, Hindu Myths, The Rigveda, Siva - The Erotic Ascetic, The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology and the translations of The Rigveda and The Kamasutra. She is currently the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago.
On Hinduism contains a list of related essays that aim to explore the various concerns that are connected to Hinduism. These matters are as relevant today as they were in the olden times of the Vedas. The book raises many longstanding questions such as what changes have come in the Hindu beliefs concerning death, rebirth and Karma over so many years? In what way can a remorseful Hindu gain salvation? What do animals like dogs and cows mean to Hinduism? Why do are Hindus have conflicting ideas of Ahimsa?