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Kamala And Gopal Singh: Embodying The Progressive Heart Of Hinduism

Sunita Viswanath | Posted 07.08.2016 | Religion
Sunita Viswanath

The mission of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus is to build a platform for social justice minded Hindus. Since the founding of Sadhana: Coali...

Why South Asia Studies Faculty Are Wrong about Hindu "Revisionism" and Indian History in California's Schools

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 03.24.2016 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

If you are a teacher, school official, or perhaps even a student or parent in California, you have probably heard about the controversy that has raged for a decade about how India and Hinduism are depicted in California's History lessons.

Muslims and the Marginalized in India Increasingly Live in a Shadow of Fear

Jesudas M. Athyal | Posted 02.26.2016 | World
Jesudas M. Athyal

While the Hindu ultra-nationalists went dormant for a while, the dream of a Hindu Rashtra, or Hindu Nation, was not abandoned. With the ascension of Modi to power, some believe that India can, at last, emerge as a Hindu nation. It remains to be seen if India's democracy can withstand the religious and fascist forces that seem to now reign supreme.

How A Student's Suicide Sparked An Uprising In India

Aman Sethi | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Aman Sethi

NEW DELHI -- India's government is using outdated laws, a pliant police force and Hindu student organizations as a battering ram to crush a student-led movement for freedom and equality.

Serious Debate on Caste Discrimination in India

Varun Gupta | Posted 02.05.2016 | World
Varun Gupta

A lot has been said and written about caste discrimination in the aftermath of tragic suicide of Rohith Vemula. However, as always, the debate has ha...

History Standard Revision in Virginia a Step Forward

Murali Balaji | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Murali Balaji

The insertion of a single word in the new Virginia history and social science standards of learning could have a huge impact on how ancient India is taught.

Why Caste Won't Disappear From India

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
Shashi Tharoor

We aren't supposed to admit to caste feeling even if, in some cases, it lurks somewhere beneath the surface.

Is Casting Aside Caste Possible? Can One Reclassify Class?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Self-proclaimed Hindus ought to have a position on the centrality of class and caste. While Hinduism is known for its tremendous diversity, for "Hindu" to be useful category, there has to be some religious claims and teachings that are agreed upon by all who proclaim to be Hindus.

The Caste System Of Hindu Society

Pankaj Jain, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Pankaj Jain, Ph.D.

The system of varna insisted that the law of social life should not be cold and cruel competition, but harmony and co-operation. Society should not be a field of rivalry among individuals.

Caste, Hindusim And Human Rights

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Contrary to the wide academic conflation of caste and Hinduism, the practice of caste-based discrimination is in contradiction to the Hindu teaching that each individual is equally divine and has the potential to realize God based on his effort.