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Published: 30 September 2010

800 Pages | 4 maps, 12 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199593347

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The Hindus

An Alternative History

Wendy Doniger

  • National Book Critics Circle Prize Nominee 2010
  • A rich and comprehensive narrative account of the history and myth of Hinduism, from the earliest Stone Age cultures of the Indus Valley through to the present day
  • Focuses on those usually ignored by conventional histories-such as women, low castes, and animals
  • Expertly crafted prose by a world renowned expert on Hinduism, makes sense of complex multi-stranded narratives and vividly brings to life the people, events, dieties, and myths described on the page
  • Accompanied by four detailed maps that help to illustrate India's changing history and a glossary explaining unfamiliar terms

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