DO NOT BUY the book The Hindus: An Alternative History by Wendy Doniger.
Whenever a book is declared controversial the first thing people do is go out and buy it as they wish to see for themselves what the controversy is.
This naturally adds to the popularity of the book, adds value and respect for the author and profit of the companies selling it. But above all it makes popular the insults and the negative views the book holds. It increases hate and its backward views eventually becoming more powerful than what it originally intended.
So hence I say don’t buy this book but rather read here the controversies
Some excerpts from the book are here.
In this instance I can safely say, please trust the complaints from those Hindus who have read the book.
So don’t borrow it from the library and certainly don’t buy it and thus give money towards their profit.