‘I don’t practise any religion, but I think my philosophy of life is Hindu. I think that of all the possibilities of what happens after death, reincarnation is the most persuasive and the most likely. The most attractive. I don’t think there’s conclusive evidence for it, but I think it’s the best idea of all. Heaven and Hell is a stupid idea.’ Wendy Doniger in Open Conversation with Tunku Varadarajan.