I wonder how many people who peruse this forum have read The Battle for Sanskrit by Indian journalist and author Rajiv Malhotra. It's a book about British/American Orientalism and how it's affected Western perceptions and study of Sanskrit. Indeed, Mr. Malhotra makes the case that an inherent Hinduphobia among many (though certainly not all) Western Indologists has tainted the study of Sanskrit in some ways.
I have had the honor of receiving a review copy of the book from the author. While I have not finished reading it yet (it's a long book clocking in at over 400 pages), I've written a "first impressions" style of review over at my blog:
I would love to know people's opinions of the book here. And of course what people here think of what I have written on it so far.