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Wendy Doniger receives honorary degree from Harvard

On June 4, Wendy Doniger received an honorary degree from Harvard University. The Harvard University Gazette writes:

Wendy Doniger ’62, M.A. ’63, Ph.D. ’68 — a professor of the history of religions at the University of Chicago — has been called “the greatest living mythologist.” She is a scholar of Hindu religious traditions as well as an editor, translator, novelist, and memoirist.

Doniger has written nearly 300 academic papers and is the author of more than 30 books. Among them are “Tales of Sex and Violence” (1985), “Splitting the Difference” (1999), “The Bedtrick” (2000), and a new translation of the storied “Kamasutra” (2001). Published in March was “The Hindus: An Alternative History.” In press is “Hinduism,” for the Norton Anthology of World Religions (2011). In progress are two additional works: a novel, “Horses for Lovers, Dogs for Husbands”; and a memoir, “The Late Rita Doniger.”

Congratulations, Prof. Doniger.

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