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Indian Religions

The Biggest Loser in the Doniger Controversy? Indian Traditions of Debate

Laurie L. Patton | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion
Laurie L. Patton

In addition to the rich meaning of the vocabulary for debate, dialogue and argumentation, there are many dramatic scenes of debate, and even insult, within Indic traditions from their very inception. What if we reminded ourselves that Hindu texts were filled with questions as well as answers?

India's Gang Rape Problem

Leslie Hendry | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
Leslie Hendry

Are we entering an Indian Spring where drawn out abuses of women are protested around the globe until the majority rise against unacceptable violence and suppression of women?

The Many Flavors Of The Hindu New Year

Vasudha Narayanan | Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion
Vasudha Narayanan

There are at least three popular new year days in the Hindu calendar which, for almost a billion people, is being quite economical. If one new year celebration is good, four is even better.