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Entries by Deepak Sarma from 11/2012

Affirmative Action And The 'Critical Mass' Of Diversity In Religious Studies Departments

| Posted 11.01.2012 | Religion

Should affirmative action principles and practices help to form an ideal intellectual community and achieve a critical mass in religious studies departments? Should a department of religious studies have "equal representation" in the so-called world's religions?

White Hindu Converts: Mimicry Or Mockery?

| Posted 11.14.2012 | Religion

Of course there are always a plethora of pleasant anecdotes that Diaspora Hindus welcomed White Hindu Converts in their temples and homes. But is this welcome sincere?

Thanks, but No Thanks: Things This Indian-American From Cleveland Is NOT Thankful for This Thanksgiving Day

| Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion

While I am indeed thankful for some things this Thanksgiving Day, such as my family, my job, and so on, there are things I'm NOT thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

Is Nothing Sacred?

| Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion

A good question to ask is whether there are some religious beliefs and practices that are off limits to any analysis whatsoever.