Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, Committee on Social Thought, the College,
Office: Swift Hall 207
Phone: (773) 702-8239
Fax: (773) 702-8223
Wendy Doniger's research and teaching interests revolve around two basic areas, Hinduism and mythology. Her courses in mythology address themes in cross-cultural expanses, such as death, dreams, evil, horses, sex, and women; her courses in Hinduism cover a broad spectrum that, in addition to mythology, considers literature, law, gender, and psychology.
M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard University)
D.Phil. (Oxford University)
As Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty, Penguin Classics
- Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook, Translated from the Sanskrit
- The Rig Veda: An Anthology, 108 Hymns Translated from the Sanskrit
- The Laws of Manu (with Brian K. Smith)
University of Chicago Press
- Women, Androgynes, and Other Mythical Beasts
- Dreams, Illusion, and Other Realities
- Tales of Sex and Violence: Folklore, Sacrifice, and Danger in the Jaiminiya Brahmana
- Other Peoples' Myths: The Cave of Echoes
As Wendy Doniger
- Siva: The Erotic Ascetic
- The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology
- Faking It: Narratives of Circular Jewelry and Deceptive Women
- a novel, Horses for Lovers, Dogs for Husbands
- a memoir, The Late Rita Doniger
On the Web
Transcript: Spring 2008 Convocation Address, "Thinking More Critically about Thinking Too Critically."
Video: Wendy Doniger on "Stories in Motion: Narrative Dance in India"from Chicago Opera Theater.
"Many Gods, Many Paths: Hinduism and Religious Diversity," Religion and Culture Web Forum, February 2006.
"The Mythology of Self-Imitation in Passing: Race, Gender, and Politics," Religion and Culture Web Forum, December 2004.
“Masquerading as One's Self: A Revealing Study of Self-Impersonation in Literature," Religion and Culture Web Forum, April 2003.