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A Changing India: A Land of Dichotomies and Magic
August 26, 2019

A Changing India: A Land of Dichotomies and Magic

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India contains multitudes.

Under Modi, How Did Hindu Nationalism Affect India’s Foreign Relations?
April 27, 2019

Under Modi, How Did Hindu Nationalism Affect India’s Foreign Relations?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The spirit of nationalist ideology remained trapped in the body of the country’s pragmatic needs.
Defying Deification: Indian Politicians as Hindu Gods
February 01, 2019

Defying Deification: Indian Politicians as Hindu Gods

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Don’t believe the hype; worshiping Indian leaders is not common.

India’s Sabarimala Temple and the Issue of Women’s Entry
October 03, 2018

India’s Sabarimala Temple and the Issue of Women’s Entry

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Another Hindu temple will open its gates to women, reigniting the debate on Indian secularism.

Journey to a Cave in Kashmir
August 31, 2018

Journey to a Cave in Kashmir

By Ahmer Khan
Hindu pilgrims make a perilous trek to the revered Amarnath cave.

Paying Attention to India’s Saints of All Faiths
March 01, 2018

Paying Attention to India’s Saints of All Faiths

By Krzysztof Iwanek
There are cults in India that exist between Hinduism and Islam, but their sites are increasingly claimed by one or the other.

Having a Cow Over Beef: India's Cattle Slaughter Ban Debate
June 08, 2017

Having a Cow Over Beef: India's Cattle Slaughter Ban Debate

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
In India, a national debate rages about who has the right to slaughter cattle.
India's Ram Mandir Controversy Gains New Relevance. What Are the Stakes?
April 29, 2017

India's Ram Mandir Controversy Gains New Relevance. What Are the Stakes?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Should the Ram Mandir be built?

Steve Bannon, Dharma Warrior: Hindu Scriptures and the Worldview of Trump's Chief Ideologue
February 03, 2017

Steve Bannon, Dharma Warrior: Hindu Scriptures and the Worldview of Trump's Chief Ideologue

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Steve Bannon's appreciation for the Bhagavad Gita makes more sense than you might think.

The Plight of Pakistan's Hindu Community
June 23, 2016

The Plight of Pakistan's Hindu Community

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s approach of defining its nationalism in opposition to India has aggravated the plight of Hindus.

South Asia or India: An Old Debate Resurfaces in California
May 24, 2016

South Asia or India: An Old Debate Resurfaces in California

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Should the subcontinent be referred to South Asia or India, especially in the historical sense?
India: Storming the Temple of Saturn
May 03, 2016

India: Storming the Temple of Saturn

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Forced to abandon its tradition, a famous Indian temple opened its gates to women.

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