“The Bhagavad Gita is not as nice a book as some Americans think…Throughout the Mahabharata … Krishna goads human beings into all sorts of murderous and self-destructive behaviors such as war…. The Gita is a dishonest book …”
— Wendy Doniger, Professor of History of Religions, University of Chicago.
Quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer, 19 November, 2000.
What is the response to this according to Hinduism? Is there any truth in this kind of perspective?
I ask a question about the viewpoint of her student Devdutt Pattnaik here.