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The Hindus: an Alternative History

Discussing the 'Death of Klinghoffer' or Stepping in It

Francis Levy | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Getting involved in the current debate about the John Adams opera The Death of Klinghoffer ("With New "Death of Klinghoffer," Furor Only Grows," NYT 1...

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. ...