Meera Nanda

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"Meera Nanda is a writer, philosopher, and scientist. Her books include Prophets Facing Backward: Postmodern Critiques of Science and Hindu Nationalism in India and Breaking the Spell of Dharma. She teaches history of science at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Mohali, and has been a fellow of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute for Advanced Studies in New Delhi."[1]


  • Ayurveda Today : A Critical Look, with C. Viswanathan. Penguin.
  • Postmodernism And Religious Fundamentalism: A Scientific Rebuttal To Hindu Science. Pub: Navayana. 2000.
  • Breaking the Spell of Dharma and Other Essays. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective. 2002.
  • Prophets Facing Backward: Postmodern Critiques of Science and the Hindu Nationalism in India. New Brunswick: Rutgers University *Press, 2004.
  • Wrongs of the Religious Right: Reflections on secularism, science and Hindutva. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective, 2005.
  • The God Market. Random House, 2010.

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  1. MR The God Market, organizational web page, accessed June 17, 2012.