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The Hindus: an Alternative History

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.

Academic Integrity: It's What's Missing at the AAR

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

If a few bad apples aren't reason enough for the AAR to adopt its own Code of Ethics, perhaps the reminder that a scholar is not just a researcher, but a mentor to future generations will be.

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.

India's Fundamentalists Triumph In Case Over 'The Hindus'

Stephen Prothero | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion
Stephen Prothero

Banishment of "The Hindus" from India is emboldening the culture warriors who claim to speak on behalf of all Hindus. But this is not a victory for "Hinduism" over its American despisers. It is a victory of one group of Hindus over another.

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?

Penguin Withdraws Controversial Hinduism Book

Posted 02.13.2014 | Religion

Penguin Books India has agreed to withdraw a controversial book on Hinduism as settlement for a lawsuit filed in 2011, The New York Times reported. ...