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Just 2 per cent of the Australian population identifies as Hindu, but the religion is one of the fastest-growing in the country. Today, Australia has 20 times as many Hindus as it did 30 years ago. Just 2 percent of the Australian population identifies ...
After her latest public relations kerfuffle, stemming from her less-than-orthodox interpretation of passages of the Ramayana, Audrey Truschke, Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University, essentially characterized all those people offended by her ...
His family converted to Christianity from Hinduism. Such a decision would become illegal if the Hindu nationalist BJP party has its way. Eight states in India already have anti-conversion laws in effect, including two states that adopted them in the past year.
Former Buddhist monk and Tibetan scholar Losang Samten does just that, using colored sand to build mandalas, circular images filled with complex iconography, which have great meaning in Hinduism and Buddhism. Tibetan monks have created mandalas over the ...
They rounded up all 69 Hindu men, women, and children, before executing 53 of them. Some who agreed to convert from Hinduism to Islam were freed. Raj Kumari, 18, who witnessed the attack, told Amnesty: “They slaughtered the men. We were told not to look ...
On increasing communal tensions in the country, Shankaracharya said the "role" played by the BJP and the RSS have caused the biggest damage to hinduism in recent years. Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth once again slammed the BJP and ...
Will the ship of India be able to come out intact from the stormy waters it is caught in? This is a question all those who love India are asking and they are not all necessarily Indians. For them, India has been an experiment to find an idiom of sharing ...