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Ramadan: Religious Fervor Taken Over by Media Capitalists?

Mariam Khan | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion
Mariam Khan

For the first time in my life, I got an opportunity to spend Ramadan outside my home country, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The mantra of an "Islamic" state of Pakistan is continuously blared on every other media one comes across. But, is real Islam being practiced?

Wendy and Woody: Generational and Geographic Joking and Jesting

Deepak Sarma | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

The same people who are bhaktas (devotees) of Wendy Doniger usually are also bhaktas of Woody Allen.

The Doniger Controversy and the Need for Hindu Theologians

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

The need for Hindu theologians is indispensable. In their absence, the gap will be filled by many who lack training -- classically or academically -- who do a disservice to the theological universality.

The Academic Study of Hinduism: An Alternative Future

Deepak Sarma | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

What would it be like to embrace and support an alternative future, rather than history, of Hindu studies?

Why University Scientists Do Not Discuss Religion

Elaine Howard Ecklund, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Elaine Howard Ecklund, Ph.D.

If the scientists at elite universities fail to successfully engage with religion on their campuses, other American universities might follow suit.