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Caste: Some Alternative Narratives
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Caste: Some Alternative Narratives

Dr Pingali Gopal- January 22, 2023

Image Courtesy: trunicle.com Introduction The classical conception of the so-called “caste system,” as Jalki and Pathan (2015) explicate, evolved and consolidated in colonial-missionary writings, and ... Read More

This Month in Hinduphobia — December 2022
Hinduphobia

This Month in Hinduphobia — December 2022

Nishant Limbachia- January 16, 2023

Note: Handles were selected based on validated content. Introduction This monthly report, based on data collected from Hindumisia.ai, enables readers, commentators, activists, and the media ... Read More

Dear NYT, Leicester Tensions have roots in Weaponized Social Media, not in India
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Dear NYT, Leicester Tensions have roots in Weaponized Social Media, not in India

Arun Goel- January 14, 2023

Photo Courtesy: The Telegraph, UK, and Reddit The day is August 28, 2022. Pakistan and India, participating in the Asia Cup cricket tournament in Dubai, ... Read More

The Status of Hindus in Malaysia: A Travelogue
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The Status of Hindus in Malaysia: A Travelogue

Dilip Amin- January 12, 2023

Malaysian Hindus are fearful of speaking out against atrocities against them, frightened that the Muslim authorities may incriminate them and give them a hard time. ... Read More

Who Funds Anti-Hindu Bigotry? It is Time for the FBI, the CIA, and the NSC to Investigate
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Who Funds Anti-Hindu Bigotry? It is Time for the FBI, the CIA, and the NSC to Investigate

Dr. Ramesh Rao- January 10, 2023

Image Courtesy: OpposingViews.com Labeling the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as “fascist,” “Hindu nationalist,” “extremist,” “Hindu supremacist,” “anti-Muslim,” etc., is now par for the supremacist, monopolist, ... Read More

The Roasting of Hindus at Brown U: You are Dark and We Will Make You Darker
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The Roasting of Hindus at Brown U: You are Dark and We Will Make You Darker

Dr. Ramesh Rao- January 1, 2023

Image courtesy: CNN.Com It is that time in this age of Kali Yuga that the roasting of Hindus in the vast cauldrons of the “Mullah-Missionary-Marxist” ... Read More

How Utilitarian Monotheistic Interpretation of Hinduism originates in Colonial Hindumesia
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How Utilitarian Monotheistic Interpretation of Hinduism originates in Colonial Hindumesia

Yogendra Singh Thakur- December 15, 2022

Recently, the former Lok Sabha Speaker and Union Minister Shivraj Patil claimed that Hinduism has a concept of “jihad” similar to the one in Islam. ... Read More

The Indian American Muslim Council is at it Again: Targeting of the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation
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The Indian American Muslim Council is at it Again: Targeting of the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation

Dr. Ramesh Rao- December 12, 2022

Image courtesy: istockphoto.com On November 27, 2022, the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) organized a dinner and fundraising event in Frisco, TX, a town that ... Read More

A Conference of the Crooked, Peddling Mischief, Provocation, and Lies
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A Conference of the Crooked, Peddling Mischief, Provocation, and Lies

Dr. Ramesh Rao- October 11, 2022

We were sent a “booklet,” an anti-Hindu screed, full of gory pictures, little data, or manufactured data so wild that there is no corroborative evidence ... Read More

Open Lies to the American People: The NYT as a Vessel for an Incendiary Advertisement
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Open Lies to the American People: The NYT as a Vessel for an Incendiary Advertisement

Dr. Ramesh Rao- October 5, 2022

The Mahatma has been used for a variety of purposes, to serve a variety of ends, by a whole host of people in the world ... Read More

New Jersey Politics and the Attack on Hindu Americans: A Historical Lesson
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New Jersey Politics and the Attack on Hindu Americans: A Historical Lesson

Dr. Ramesh Rao- September 27, 2022

(Image courtesy: Newstrack.com) In the Mahabharata, Yudhishthira is quoted as saying, “Forgiveness is dharma. Forgiveness is sacrifices. Forgiveness is the Vedas. Forgiveness is the sacred ... Read More

Open Letter to Audrey Truschke: The Ultimate Provocateur and Troll
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Open Letter to Audrey Truschke: The Ultimate Provocateur and Troll

Koenraad Elst- September 9, 2022

Image Credit: Manushi *Editor’s Note: This essay/letter does not mention the brutal attack on Salman Rushdie by a knife-wielding twenty-four-year-old Muslim, Hadi Matar, on August ... Read More

This Month in Hinduphobia — July 2022
Hinduphobia

This Month in Hinduphobia — July 2022

Nishant Limbachia- August 2, 2022

Download Pdf Here Introduction This monthly report is based on data culled from Hindumisia.ai that enables readers, commentators, scholars, and the media to understand the ... Read More

The Glory that was Bishnupur & The Sati Who Killed her Husband
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The Glory that was Bishnupur & The Sati Who Killed her Husband

Sukrit Banerjee- July 2, 2022

Image Courtesy: Adotrip.com Author’s Note: This is a historical account of events that transpired in the Bishnupur region of Bengal, in the early 18th century. ... Read More

No Branches without Roots — An Understanding of Hindu Social Structure from the Outside-In – Part II
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No Branches without Roots — An Understanding of Hindu Social Structure from the Outside-In – Part II

Maragatham- June 29, 2022

(Image courtesy: viewbug.com) Editor’s Note: Part I in this series of three articles can be read here. Part II – Community and Sanatana Civilization (Concepts ... Read More

Michael Witzel — The Perennial, Compulsive Liar — A Review of “Which of Us are Aryans?”
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Michael Witzel — The Perennial, Compulsive Liar — A Review of “Which of Us are Aryans?”

Shrikant Talageri- June 27, 2022

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published as a blog by the author on June 24, 2022, here: https://talageri.blogspot.com/2022/06/michael-witzel-perennial-compulsive-liar.html Am I indulging in "ad hominem" ... Read More

An Instance of Hinduphobia in Edwin Bryant’s “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”
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An Instance of Hinduphobia in Edwin Bryant’s “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”

Jayaraman Mahadevan- May 3, 2022

(Image courtesy: businessinsider.in) It is unfortunate that most Yogasutra classes in universities, colleges, and yoga institutions happen through English in India. Teaching of the Yogasutras ... Read More

Cow Slaughter And The British Raj
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Cow Slaughter And The British Raj

Manu Kohli- April 26, 2022

  (Image source: istockphoto.com ) “Though the Muhammadans’ cow killing is made the pretext for the agitation, it is in fact directed against us, who ... Read More

Reclaiming Yoga
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Reclaiming Yoga

Hiral Dave- April 22, 2022

  (Image: istockphoto.com) In an interview with The Wall Street Journal recently Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that he uses non-sleep deep rest, or NSDR, ... Read More

“Secular” Distortions of The Syncretic Bengali Calendar
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“Secular” Distortions of The Syncretic Bengali Calendar

Sahishnu Bhattāchāryya ‘Pārāsharya’- April 18, 2022

(Image: istockphoto.com) In recent years, it has become a tradition of sorts for certain online media portals to recycle old articles during major Hindu festivals ... Read More

Amy Waxes Incoherent: It is the Poison in the Ivies
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Amy Waxes Incoherent: It is the Poison in the Ivies

Dr. Ramesh Rao- April 17, 2022

(Picture credit: kolumbus24.com) Ah, yes! These days we cannot have even a moment’s respite from the world as we are constantly bombarded with the blathering, ... Read More

Holy Shit! – Manufactured
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Holy Shit! – Manufactured

Madhava Madanapalli- April 13, 2022

(Image courtesy: HuffPost India) The American Society of Microbiology on March 31 published a research paper titled “Are Unique Regional Factors the Missing Link in ... Read More

Dalit Narratives in the US: Fact and Fiction
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Dalit Narratives in the US: Fact and Fiction

Dr. Ramesh Rao- April 5, 2022

(Image courtesy: janataweekly.org) Dalits are the new cause célèbre here in the United States of America, which now has become a new center for hatching ... Read More

India Facts – 2022 Fellowships — Announcement
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India Facts – 2022 Fellowships — Announcement

India Facts- March 31, 2022

We are pleased to offer ten fellowships this year, with durations of one month or three months. One-month Fellowships Number of fellowships: Five Duration of ... Read More

The Kashmir Files: An Inconvenient Truth
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The Kashmir Files: An Inconvenient Truth

Jay Jina- March 23, 2022

(Image courtesy: Reuters) Many in the diaspora who know of Birmingham, England, will be aware of its links to the Kashmir issue. In 1984, Indian ... Read More

Decolonization and Resurgence/Revival/Reawakening of Hindutva
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Decolonization and Resurgence/Revival/Reawakening of Hindutva

Dhvanit Goswami- March 21, 2022

(Image courtesy: Curlytales.com) Editor’s Note: Through the ages, Hindus, or whatever we have called ourselves, have been reformists. Some have compared Hinduism to an “open ... Read More

“The Kashmir Files”  — A Review
Film Reviews

“The Kashmir Files” — A Review

Shrikant Talageri- March 16, 2022

This is a review, and not an advertisement or publicity piece of a truly revolutionary film by a truly great nationalist filmmaker. It is revolutionary ... Read More

An AI-Based Approach to Monitor, Expose, and Counter Anti-Hindu Hate
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An AI-Based Approach to Monitor, Expose, and Counter Anti-Hindu Hate

Ramsundar Lakshminarayanan- March 13, 2022

Anti-Hindu sentiment has been on the rise in recent years. It is a sentiment that advances, amplifies, and articulates hatred against Hindus and Hinduism (1). ... Read More

“India on the Brink”: An Agenda Driven “Summit” of Fearmongers and Mischief-makers
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“India on the Brink”: An Agenda Driven “Summit” of Fearmongers and Mischief-makers

Hiral Dave- March 11, 2022

It was the same coterie of anti-India communists, leftists, and Muslim and Christian apologists and supremacists, with their same old anti-Hindu diatribes, that gathered at ... Read More

Recalibrating and Understanding Hindu Philosophy: God Does Not Play Dice
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Recalibrating and Understanding Hindu Philosophy: God Does Not Play Dice

Virender Kapoor- March 8, 2022

(Image courtesy: genius.com) Editor’s Note: Through the ages, Hindus, or whatever we have called ourselves, have been reformists. Some have compared Hinduism to an “open ... Read More

A “Summit” of Crooks, Criminals, Conspirators, and the Cussed: Hinduphobes Gather to Provoke, Once Again
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A “Summit” of Crooks, Criminals, Conspirators, and the Cussed: Hinduphobes Gather to Provoke, Once Again

Dr. Ramesh Rao- February 27, 2022

Image Courtesy: dreamstime.com Tanks are rumbling into Kyiv/Kiev, missiles are raining down on the besieged capital, and world leaders are scrambling to figure out what ... Read More

God Save the Hindus: Need for a Constitutional Amendment
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God Save the Hindus: Need for a Constitutional Amendment

Shrijeet Phadke- February 24, 2022

(Image courtesy: indusscrolls.com) The hijab controversy in Karnataka has now been referred to the full bench of the Karnataka High Court. Supporters of hijab wearing ... Read More

The Saptapadī Rite of the Hindu Wedding: A Modern Commentary
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The Saptapadī Rite of the Hindu Wedding: A Modern Commentary

Sahishnu Bhattāchāryya ‘Pārāsharya’- February 24, 2022

Photo/Image courtesy: Subir Adhikary Photography Editor’s Note: This article is in the series of articles on Hindu wedding ceremonies which we have published in response ... Read More

Bringing Caste Discrimination to American College Campuses: A Ploy to Fan Hinduphobia
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Bringing Caste Discrimination to American College Campuses: A Ploy to Fan Hinduphobia

India Facts- February 17, 2022

(Image courtesy: onmanorama.com) “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Rev. Martin Luther King Jr There are two kinds of controversies: one which ... Read More

Hijab: “Freedom” and “Rights” Under Cover
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Hijab: “Freedom” and “Rights” Under Cover

Mayura Rao- February 12, 2022

(Image courtesy: dnaindia.com) The Hijab row in Karnataka seems to be stirring more political hornets than enlightening us about the religious sanctity or its social ... Read More

Philology versus Misology
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Philology versus Misology

Venkat Nagarajan- February 4, 2022

Introduction According to the ancient Greeks, philology is the study of ancient myths and tales to understand one’s true nature, specifically to understand whether one ... Read More

Islamic Sources and the Myth of Kamala Devi & Deval Devi
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Islamic Sources and the Myth of Kamala Devi & Deval Devi

Yogendra Singh- January 20, 2022

Character assassination of a medieval Hindu queen and a princess in modern historiography based on a preference of Islamic sources… Alauddin Khilji, the Sultan of ... Read More

What The Haridwar Conference Got Wrong
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What The Haridwar Conference Got Wrong

Aravindan Neelakandan- January 15, 2022

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Swarajya on January 12, 2022. Reprinted with permission. Let us not mince words. The Haridwar Sammelan was ... Read More

The Rise and Fall of the Hindu Mahasabha
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The Rise and Fall of the Hindu Mahasabha

Sukrit Banerjee- January 10, 2022

INTRODUCTION The 20th century, in the history of India as well as that of the world, will always be remembered as a tumultuous century of ... Read More

“What Does it Mean to be ‘Indian’?” – A Review
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“What Does it Mean to be ‘Indian’?” – A Review

Jay Jina- January 7, 2022

Who do you think you are? Ask this question of the ordinary small town or rural vernacular-schooled Indian and they instinctively point to traditions, rituals, ... Read More

British Raj and the Defaming of India since the 1800s (III)
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British Raj and the Defaming of India since the 1800s (III)

Manu Kohli- January 4, 2022

Editor’s Note: This is the third in the three-part series of articles summarizing Dharampal’s work on the British origins of demonizing and undermining India and ... Read More

The Haridwar Sannyasi Assembly: An Emergent Face of Hinduism
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The Haridwar Sannyasi Assembly: An Emergent Face of Hinduism

P. Ramanathan- December 31, 2021

When we say “fundamental face” of a religion in this article, we mean that the “Means of Knowledge” is their scripture (Quran, Hadith, Bhagavad Gita, ... Read More