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Activist Academics Unleash Hinduphobia in California

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

The SAFG, and submissions endorsing their edits, are motivated by ideology and ignorance in insisting on erasing India and linking Hindu scripture with caste-based discrimination. And as the social media posts above show, rather than increasing understanding, they normalize Hinduphobia.

You Goofed, LA Times: Here's the Real Deal on India in California History Textbooks

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 04.12.2016 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

On April 1, 2016, though this was no prank at all, the LA Times published an article that tried to discredit several professors, scholars, students an...

No, Hinduism Is Not Behind India's 'Rape Crisis'

Parth Parihar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
Parth Parihar

We must understand the nub of the problem and do all that we can to alleviate it. But bashing Hinduism in order to do a slipshod hatchet job on the current Indian government? No, that's not helpful. That's just Hinduphobia. Plain and simple.

The Racialization of Religion Began Long Before Today's Islamophobia

Murali Balaji | Posted 03.09.2017 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Racializing religions such as Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism has created an environment where Christian privilege is frequently assumed and subsequently imposed upon the public sphere. But the racialization of minority religions began long before Islamophobia.

The Myth of India's Vegetarian Elites: A Response to NPR and New York Times

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 07.24.2016 | Green
Vamsee Juluri

All of India may not have been vegetarian all the time. But the importance given to vegetarianism in Indian life for the simple reason we could live without taking an animal life, is an enormous leap in human civilization that the modern West has had a very tough time coming around to accept.

From 'Deafening Silence' to Desperate Silencing: Hinduphobia Denial Is Hinduphobia Too

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

This essay is not about Narendra Modi's silences, real or perceived. It is not about allegations of silence made and repeated in the echo-chamber of unimaginative media discourses. No. It is about a real silence that no one in the media bothers calling out.

Can There Ever Be an Apolitical Conversation About Hinduism?

Murali Balaji | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Based on my conversations with folks at IAMCR and even back in the United States, progress is being made to help "de-politicize" Hinduism. It will eventually mean Hindus - no matter how they self-define or self-identify - can start to more boldly be part of the public sphere without politicized or attacked for doing so.

Nose Deep in Their Own... Prejudice: Hinduism and The New York Times' Sewage Problem

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

What might have been an excellent piece of reporting on an important public-health concern in India has turned out instead to be one of the most absurd, far-fetched, and ugly pieces of Hinduphobic racism in journalism ever.

India v. Hinduphobia: What Narendra Modi's Election as Prime Minister Really Means

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Narendra Modi's victory needs to be understood beyond the two commonly heard positions we have heard these past few months leading up to the election.

Anti-Defamation League Survey Shows the Complex Nature of Bias

Murali Balaji | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Anti-Semitism can be nuanced, subtle and often unintentional. Likewise, Hinduphobia doesn't have to be openly hateful in order to have an impact.

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth, 'Abused Goddesses' and Those Myths About Hindu Violence

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.10.2013 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

the "Abused Goddess" campaign would do well to distinguish its good intentions of restoring respect for women from the tendency to be co-opted as another piece of malicious anti-Hindu propaganda.