What Hindus can learn from Batra vs. Doniger

Recently, after four years of engagement, Penguin agreed to an out-of-court settlement to voluntarily withdraw and pulp all copies in India of the book The Hindus: An Alternative History. Wendy Doniger, Distinguished Professor of History of Religions in the Divinity School of University of Chicago, is the author of the book.

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Response to New York Times Denigrating Ganesha

Two weeks ago, it was Gardiner Harris, South Asia Correspondent of the New York Times (NYT) bemoaning the rise of Narendra Modi in India (link). A week later, it was Ellen Barry, again of NYT, troubled by the immense display of faith to the most popular deity, Ganesha, of the oldest living non-aggressive tradition of […]

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Befriending a Stranger

HOUSTON: The 29th annual Houston Interfaith Thanksgiving service was held on Thursday, November 21 at the Houston’s Rothko Chapel in the museum district. Every year, an independent committee selects a new topic for the representatives of various religions to reflect on through their religious worldview. This year’s topic was “Befriending the Stranger”. Representatives of 9 […]

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Global Nexuses Undermining India

Rajiv Malhotra addresses the audience Successive governments in the United States have supported evangelism in India, and it is a fatal foreign policy blunder, says Rajiv Malhotra, noted author and scholar, based in New Jersey. Malhotra, who has co-authored the book “Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines,” with Aravindan Neelakandan, addressed a […]

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