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Wendy Doniger

She has published a book  under the heading  "The Hindus ---An alternative history"  -- in the year 2009 Published by Penguin/Viking.She holds two doctorates, in Sanskrit and Indian studies from the Universities of Harvard and Oxford. At present she is professor of religious studies at the University of Chicago.

Her observation about Sanskrit is quite informative: (Page .no-5--Preface):

Generally people in India think that Sanskrit was the first language and later came all natural language, Prakrit and vernacular languages. This misconception is just because Sanskrit was the first written language of India. In reality Prakrit  and vernacular languages were in existences much before Sanskrit --  good information.