06/24/2010 08:19 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

WaPo 'On Faith': The Politics Of Religious Conversion

This year, eight Indian Americans, most of whom are Hindu, are running for national or statewide office--a record number--and the questions of faith become increasingly urgent. The media storyline--"Haley and Jindal triumph despite questions about their faith"-- leaves millions of America's adherents of Dharma faiths stone cold: What is so miserably wrong and unelectable in being a Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist or Jain?

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