US Hindus to protest against Dr. Wendy Doniger

via PRESS RELEASE published on March 4, 2010

HINDU PROTEST MARCH IN NEW YORK CITY

Purpose:   To protest the decision of National Book Critics Circle to Honor Dr. Wendy
                   Doniger’s latest book titled “Hindus – An Alternative History”
Date:          March 10, 2010 (Wednesday)
Time:         5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Venue:       In front of New School University Building
                   66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Dr. Wendy Doniger, Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School, will be honored by National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) on March 10th at The New School University Building, New York City for her book titled “Hindus – An Alternative History”.

This book is not only factually incorrect and offensive but it is also rife with serious errors in its content and Sanskrit translations

Professor Doniger has been for decades masquerading as a scholar on Hindu Dharma.   Hence it is necessary that we should expose her bogus scholarship and discredit her in the eyes of academia using objective and factual criteria.

This protest has been organized by USHA ( United States Hindu Alliance ), a national organization of Hindus dedicated to protecting the interests of Hindus Worldwide. USHA is opposed to any acts of racism, bigotry and intolerance.

USHA is garnering worldwide support for further actions against Dr. Doniger and all those who willingly and deliberately support her Anti-Hindu Agenda, including its publisher – Penguin Books.

Please note that this protest is to be conducted with great discipline, politesse and dignity.

It is therefore the bounden duty of those who believe in the adage – DHARMO RAKSHATI RAKSHITAHA – Dharma protects those who protect Dharma – to make it a point to be there at 05:30 pm sharp.  The demonstration will last about 2 hours.

Regulations require us to inform the police about the approximate number of demonstrators one day before the protest.

It will be a great help to us if you could kindly let the undersigned know if you are joining us at .  Or call Arish Sahani at  or Gokul Kunnath at  or email to [email protected] at any time.

Brief Information

Dr. Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School. She is the author of several books on Hindu Scriptures. Her focus has been on translating, interpreting and comparing elements of Hindu Dharma through modern contexts of gender, sexuality and identity.

Almost all of her books contain factual errors, mischaracterizations and is loaded with hatred for Hindus. Since most of her books are interpretations of Ancient Hindu Scriptures, which is written in Ancient Sanskrit, at the minimum, she must possess a working knowledge of Sanskrit. Dr. Doniger’s Sanskrit credentials are as good as the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s scholarship on the Hebrew Language and the Jewish Scriptures. Renowned Scholars of Sanskrit, from the West and India, have rejected Dr. Doniger’s deceptive claims of being a Sanskrit Scholar. But, due to the support she receives from the University of Chicago Divinity School, a private Christian Institution, and major American Publishers, many have endorsed her books without considering her qualifications and overlooking Hindu Sentiments. Since Hindus are deeply hurt by her writings, we are requesting the National Book Critic Circle to respect the sentiments of a billion Hindus worldwide and withdraw the name of Dr. Wendy Doniger being considered for its prestigious award in the non-fiction category. Her book titled “Hindus – An Alternative History” is a work that promotes bigotry, racism and intolerance. No civilized or decent human being, organization or society will ever support such a book given Dr. Doniger’s persistent verbal violence against the Hindus. We request all Concerned Hindus to join us in the Protest March.

USHA (United States Hindu Alliance), is a national organization of Hindus dedicated to protecting the interests of Hindus Worldwide. We do not believe in any form of violence. We, as Hindus, believe that hurting anyone, whether through speech, the written word or physical action are all forms of violence. USHA will always protest against acts of racism, bigotry and intolerance. The protest march is only a beginning. USHA is garnering worldwide support for further actions against the writer and all those who willingly and deliberately support her Anti-Hindu Agenda, including its publisher – Penguin Books.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:  In order to ensure the success of this peaceful protest march, please register by sending an e-mail confirmation to [email protected] Vegetarian Samosas will be served after the March to registered participants. Placards for use during the March will be provided by USHA volunteers at the venue. All participants must adhere to the high standards of USHA and Hindu Scriptures. Even though the book is highly provocative and insensitive to the sentiments of Hindus, the use of any profane, indecent or uncharitable language is strictly prohibited, and for the record, inconsistent with Hindu Belief and Practice. Only pre-authorized Speakers will be allowed to address the participants.

For more information on USHA, please visit our website at www.ushaonline.org

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