Wendy Doniger takes on the Kamasutra
The controversial author, through her new book, hopes to convince people that the Kamasutra is not dirty
One would expect Wendy Doniger’s new book, Redeeming The Kamasutra, to bristle with confrontation from the get go. This is a woman whom detractors denounced as a sex-obsessed, Hindu-hating purveyor of calumny following her last book, The Hindus: An Alternative History. So surely she would use a book on the Kamasutra—and what is the Kamasutra but sex, sex, impossible sex—to settle a few scores? The word “Redeeming" in the title of a book is usually a good indicator of froth and fury.