Comparing Myths, a Scholar Uncovers the 'Bare Bones of Human Experience'

Similarities and differences in stories from different cultures shed light on gender relations

She may have been on her way to Tel Aviv, but Wendy Doniger likes to say that it was on the road to Damascus that she discovered that her trip to Israel was a sort of homecoming. Not because she is a Jew, but because she is also a scholar of Sanskrit, and the biblical landscape that lay beneath the