The Hindu American Foundation
A Professor With a Taste for Controversy, At the Expense of TruthJanuary 9th, 2010 Source: www.hafsite.org
CHICAGO, U.S.A. November 19, 2009: The Hindu American Foundation has challenged the interpretation of the ancient Hindu epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, by Professor Wendy Doniger, Professor of Religion at the University of Chicago, in her most recent book called ‘The Hindu: An Alternative History’. As an academic and apparent non-believer, Professor Doniger, according to the foundation has completed her analysis from a Freudian psychoanalytical perspective with little or no regard or respect for the esoteric deeper meanings entrenched in the Hindu Faith.
The Hindu Foundation also points out that Hindus have become complacent in defending their faith as the Hindu community has chosen academic pursuits in the sciences and engineering. There are not enough Pundits, the philosophical and religious masters, to defend the Hindu community. As a result the portrayal of the Hindu faith has been reduced to caste, cows and curry, the foundation says.
Furthermore, the foundation points out that even modern humanistic psychology has questioned the Freudian approach to the interpretation of the human experience. Yet this Freudian approach was used by a prominent professor on religious scriptures. In conclusion, the foundation expounds, “Academic freedom should not be infringed upon and is sacrosanct. But academic legitimacy in the eyes of the public, outside of what is oft viewed as the incestuous academy, sets a much higher bar.”