Religion In The News: Hinduism


Times Topics -- Hinduism: Recent articles on Hinduism from the New York Times.

   : Recent articles on Hinduism from the Guardian.

  : Recent articles on Hinduism from the BBC.

  :  A collection of articles from the news portal.

World Religion News -- Hinduism:  An anthology of articles.

Religion News Service :  Hinduism articles from a Religion News portal.

  :  Recent articles from around the web.


  Suhasini Raj and Jeffrey Gettleman, "Director Of Amazon India Drama Cuts Scenes Amid Outcry From Hindu Nationalists," New York Times, January 22, 2021.

  Manasi Gopalakrishnan, "India's Ashrams: Havens For Spirituality Or Scandalous Snake Pits?," DW, January 11, 2021.

Siobhan Marin, "How The Kama Sutra And Colonial Legacy Still Impact The Sexuality Of Young Hindus Today," ABC News, December 26, 2020.

  Monique Ross and Keri Phillips, "Yoga With Adriene Is A YouTube Phenomenon; This Is The History Of The Practice In The West," ABC News, June 21, 2020.

  Tulasi Srinivas, "India's Goddesses Of Contagion Provide Protection In The Pandemic -- Just Don't Make Them Angry," Conversation, June 15, 2020.

  Samanth Subramanian, "How Hindu Supremacists Are Tearing India Apart," Guardian, February 20, 2020.

  Amrit Dhillon, "Hindu God Shiva Given Seat On Kashi-Mahakal Express," Guardian, February 18, 2020.

  Kalpana Jain, "Good Wives, Good Soldiers: Durga Vahini Women Take Up Arms To Protect Hindu Identity," World, PRI, November 14, 2019.

  Tiffany Crawford, "Vancouver Scholar Pens First Decolonized English Translation Of Ancient Indian Scripture," Vancouver Sun, November 14, 2020.

Devdutt Pattanaik, "Who Is A Hindu?: How Hindutva Threatens The History Of Hindus," Mumbai Mirror, July 5, 2020.

  "India: Top Court To Reconsider Women, Hinduism And Temples," DW, November 14, 2019.

  "Jai Shri Ram: The Hindu Chant That Became A Murder Cry," BBC News, July 10, 2019.

  Sumit Ganguly, "India's Prime Minister Modi Pursues Politics Of Hindu Nationalism -- What Does That Mean?," Conversation, May 27, 2019.

  Indulata Prasad, "Why Giant Statues Of Hindu Gods And Leaders Are Making Muslims In India Nervous," Conversation, April 11, 2019.

  Snigdha Poonam, "Indian Women Just Did A Remarkable Thing -- They Formed A Wall Of Protest," Guardian, January 3, 2019.

  "Sabarimala: Indian Women Make History By Entering Temple," BBC News, January 2, 2019.

  "Sabarimala Temple: Indian Women Form '620 Km Human Chain' For Equality," BBC News, January 1, 2019.

  Tony Joseph, "How Ancient DNA May Rewrite Prehistory In India," BBC News, December 30, 2018.

Sushmita Pathak, "Menstruating Women Are Blocked From Temple In Video Game -- And In Real Life," Goats And Soda, NPR, December 22, 2018.

  "Transgender Women Pray At India's Sabarimala Temple," BBC News, December 18, 2018.

  "India: Hindus Demand Building Of Temple On Disputed Ayodhya Site," Guardian, December 9, 2018.

  Soutwik Biswas, "Ganges: The Holy Men Fasting To Death To Keep A River Alive," BBC News, December 8, 2018.

  Michael Safi, "India, Home Of The World's Tallest Statue, Announces Plan To Build A Taller One," Guardian, November 26, 2018.

  "India's Sabarimala: Over 2,000 Arrested For Blocking Women From Temple," BBC News, October 26, 2018.

  Elisa Meyer, "Tensions Running High In India As The Sabarimala Temple Is Now Open To Menstruating Women," World Religion News, October 18, 2018.

  Michael Safi, "Hindu Nationalist-Led State Changes Muslim Name Of Indian City," Guardian, October 16, 2018.

Devdutt Pasttanaik, "Metaphors Of The Goddess," India Today, October 5, 2018.

Pavan K. Varma, "The Equality Of Women Is Integral To Hinduism," India Today, October 5, 2018.

  "Indian Supreme Court Upholds Women's Right To Enter Kerala Temple," Guardian, September 28, 2018.

  Amrit Dhillon, "'Sacrilege': Varanasi Priests Warn Ganges Luxury Cruises Could Contaminate River," Guardian, September 18, 2018.

  "Goddess Image On Beer Label Angers Hindu Activists," BBC News, August 23, 2018.

Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya, "A Mythical River Flows Through Indian Politics," New York Times, July 10, 2018.

  Amrit Dhillon, "Untouchable No More: The Dalit Bridegroom Rejecting Class Prejudice," Guardian, May 22, 2018.

  Derek Welch, "You Need To Know About The Hindu Textbook Controversy," World Religion News, April 14, 2018.

  Vasudha Narayanan, "How Americans Came To Embrace Meditation, And With It, Hinduism," Conversation, February 2, 2018.

  "Earth's Ultimate Yogis -- In Pictures," Guardian, January 31, 2018.

  Michael Safi, "India Film Padmaavat Sparks Protests Over 'Hindu-Muslim Romance,'" Guardian, November 16, 2017.

Ariel Sophia Bardi, "How 'Hindutva' Recast Multi-Faith India As The Hindu Homeland," Aeon, October 24, 2017.

  Kai Schultz, "In India, A Ghost Town And A Mythological Bridge," New York Times, October 3, 2017.

  Corey Barnett, "Hinduism Is The Fastest Growing Religion In Australia," World Religion News, July 13, 2017.

  "India's Ganges And Yamuna Rivers Are 'Not Living Entities,'" BBC News, July 7, 2017.

  Sudipto Mondal, "Indian Media Wants Dalit News But Not Dalit Reporters," Al Jazeera News, June 2, 2017.

Moni Basu, "9 Myths About Hinduism, Debunked," CNN, March 3, 2017.

  Vishva Samani and Athar Ahmad, "Why UK Hindus Divided Over Caste," BBC News, January 18, 2017.

  Murall Balaji, "Cambodia's Hindu Heritage Continues To Loom Large," Huffington Post, December 22, 2016.

  "Stampede Kills At Least 24 At Hindu Ceremony In India," New York Times, October 15, 2016.

  Navesh Chitrakar, "Nepal Celebrates Hindu Sacred Thread Festival -- In Pictures," Guardian, August 24, 2016.

  Antonia Blumberg, "With The Help Of Beloved Goddess, India's Massive Sanitation Problems Could Take A Turn," Huffington Post, August 12, 2016.

Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, "Amazon Removes Offensive Hindu Deities Doormats After Twitter Outcry," Huffington Post, June 7, 2016.

  "Viewpoint: Why Hindu Groups Are Against California Textbook Change," BBC News, May 27, 2016.

Justin Rowblatt, "India's Dying Mother," BBC News, May 12, 2016.

  Geeta Anand, "Forging A Path For Women, Deep Into India's Sacred Shrines," New York Times, April 29, 2016.

  "Indian Temples Cannot Bar Women, Rules Supreme Court," Guardian, April 12, 2016.

  "India Temple Ruling: Protesters Block Entry To Women," BBC News, April 2, 2016.

  Cleo Roberts, "Western Pastiche Of Hindu Colour Festival Ignores Politics Of Pigment In India," The Conversation, March 24, 2016.

  Danielle Preiss, "Shiva Is A God Who Likes Marijuana -- And So Do Many Of His Followers," Goats And Soda, NPR, March 7, 2016.

  Ketan Alder, "Explainer: What Are The Origins Of Today's Hindu Nationalism?," The Conversation, March 2, 2016.

  Geeta Pandey, "Enough Is Enough: India Women Fight To Enter Temples," BBC News, February 18, 2016.

  "Hindu God Statue's Head Returns To Cambodia," BBC News, January 21, 2016.

  "Indian Government Criticised After Scores Of Bodies Surface In Ganges," Guardian, January 19, 2016.

  "Sabarimala Temple: India Court Questions Women Entry Ban," BBC News, January 11, 2016.

  "Hindu Temple In Southern India Enforce Western Clothing Ban," Guardian, January 1, 2016.

  Chhavi Sachdev, "Indian Women Flout Menstrual Taboos By Saying They're #HappyToBleed," Goats And Soda, NPR, December 13, 2015.

  Kirk Semple, "Promoting Environmental Awareness Among Practicing Hindus," New York Times, November 17, 2015.

  Antonio Blumberg, "Cloistered Hindu Sect Comes Alive In 'Gates Of The Lord' Exhibition," Huffington Post, November 16, 2015.

"Australian Couple Mobbed In India Over Hindu Deity Leg Tattoo," ABC News, October 19, 2015.

  "Nepal Rejects Reverting Back To A Hindu State," Al Jazeera, September 14, 2015.

  "Nepal Temple Bans Mass Animal Slaughter At Festival," Guardian, July 28, 2015.

Manil Suri, "India And The Politics Of Yoga," New York Times, June 19, 2015.

  Cameron Conaway, "Rejuvenating The Ganges: Bridging The Gap Between Conservation And Religion," Guardian, June 18, 2015.

  Alison Lesley, "Is Hinduism Too Intrinsic To Yoga?," World Religion News, June 18, 2015.

  Ellen Barry, "Modi's Yoga Day Grips India, And 'Om' Meets 'Ouch!,'" New York Times, June 15, 2015.

  Alison Lesley, "The History Of Hinduism's Issues With Beef," World Religion News, April 8, 2015.

  Neha Thirani Bagri and Nida Najar, "Beef Ban In India Reaches Into Cages Of Lions And Tigers," New York Times, March 29, 2015.

  Akhilesh Pillalamarri, "The Emergence Of A New Hinduism," Diplomat, January 29, 2015.

  Alison Lesley, "Hinduism Has A Subtle Influence On Hollywood And Movies," World Religion News, January 14, 2015.

  Nirpal Dhaliwal, "How Movies Embraced Hinduism (Without You Even Noticing)," Guardian, December 25, 2014.

  Shashank Bengali, "Hindu Activists Organize Mass 'Reconversion Camps' In India," Los Angeles Times, December 25, 2014.

  "India Parliament Uproar Over Conversions By Hindu Groups," BBC News, December 22, 2014.

"Narrowing India's Horizons," New York Times, December 18, 2014.

  "India's New Comic Book Hero Fights Rape, Rides On The Back Of A Tiger," Goats And Soda, NPR, December 16, 2014.

Ellen Barry, "Indian Official's Firing Is Sought Over Remarks," New York Times, December 3, 2014.

  Raksha Kumar, "Hindu Right Rewriting Indian Textbooks," Al Jazeera, November 4, 2014.

  Rajan Zed, "Upset Hindus Urge Withdrawal Of Lord Vishnu Beer Of Brazil," World Religion News, November 2, 2014.

Sonia Faleiro, "An Attack On Love," New York Times, October 31, 2014.

  Musali Krishnan, "'History Wars' Erupt In India Over 'Hinduisation' Of Education System," ABC News, August 13, 2014.

"Sri Lanka Vel Hinduism Festival Honors The God Of War," SF Gate, August 9, 2014.

  Ellen Barry, "In Indian Candidate, Hindu Right Sees A Reawakening," New York Times, May 10, 2014.

  Amit Chaudhuri, "India's New Hinduism Is About Order, Not Wonder," Guardian, May 2, 2014.

  Owen Bennett Jones, "Invented Tradition And The Religion Of The Ancients," BBC Newsmagazine, April 20, 2014.

  "Indian Women 'Sadhus' Form All-Female Group," Al Jazeera, March 3, 2014.

  Amanda Holpuch, "Judge Says Yoga Does Not Promote Hinduism In California Schools," Guardian, July 2, 2013.

Deepak Sarma, "Who Owns Hinduism?," Huffington Post, May 2, 2013.

  Cavan Sieczkowski, "Selena Gomez Bindi: Hindu Leaders Demand Apology for MTV Movie Awards Costume," Huffington Post, April 16, 2013.

  Anantand Rambachan, "A Theological Reflection On Shiva On The Occasion Of Mahashivaratri," Huffington Post, March 9, 2013.

"Kumbh Mela Festival," BBC News, February 26, 2013.

  Shreya Sen-Handley, "On Republic Day, Consider That India's Real Split Is Between Two Hinduisms," Guardian, January 26, 2013.

Vinay Lal, "When Hinduism Meet The Internet," Times Of India, January 20, 2013.

Gautam Siddharth, "Nagas: Once Were Warriors," Times Of India, January 15, 2013.

Manu Joseph, "Secularism In Search Of A Nation," New York Times, December 5, 2012.

  M. Ilyas Khan, "Razed Temple Highlights Pakistan Hindu Woes," BBC News, December 4, 2012.

  Amarnath Tewary, "Indian Tribal Art Form Madhubani To Save Trees," BBC News, November 27, 2012.

  Shreya Sen-Handley, "Durga Puja Can Be As Magical As Christmas," Guardian, October 24, 2012.

  "Hindus Across India Celebrate Janmashtami Festival -- In Pictures," Guardian, August 10, 2012.

  William Dalrymple, "India: A Sacred Geography By Diana L. Eck -- Review," Guardian, July 27, 2012.

  "India's Dalits Still Fighting Untouchability," BBC News, June 27, 2012.

  Jahnabi Barooah, "Koovagam Festival 2012: India's Largest Hindu Celebration Of The Transgender Community," Huffington Post, May 1, 2012.

  Megan Sweas, "Arranged Marriage For Hindus In 21st Century America," Huffington Post, April 23, 2012.

Jahnabi Barooah, "Osmania University Beef Festival Leads To Violence," Huffington Post, April 17, 2012.

Chandrahas Choudhury, "'India: A Sacred Geography' By Diana Eck And 'India Becoming' By Akash Kapur," Washington Post, April 13, 2012.

Rebecca Byerly, "Massive Hindu Pilgrimage Melting Sacred Glacier," National Geographic News, March 14, 2012.

  Maseeh Rahman, "Angkor Wat Temple Replica To Rise On Banks Of The Ganges," Guardian, March 7, 2012.

Jahnabi Barooah, "Maha Shivaratri 2012: The Great Night Of Lord Shiva," Huffington Post, February 18, 2012.

  "Pilgrims At The Ganges -- In Pictures," BBC News, January 15, 2012.

  Habib Beary, "India Holy Men Urge Ban On Low-Caste Food Rolling," BBC News, January 9, 2012.

Nino Koppel, "The Beauty And Chaos Of The Gods," New York Times, December 9, 2011.

"India 'Caste Meal' Activist Beaten At Karnataka Temple," BBC News, December 1, 2011.

  Manu Joseph, "Letter From India: A Bollywood Sci-Fi That's Neither," New York Times, November 9, 2011.

  Soutik Biswas, "Ramayana: An 'Epic' Controversy," BBC News, October 19, 2011.

  "India's Delhi University In Row Over Ramayana Epic Essay," BBC News, October 18, 2011.

  Aubrey Belford, "Borneo Tribe Practices Its Kind Of Hinduism," New York Times, September 25, 2011.

Bonnie Malkin, "Hindu Fury Over Australian Play That Pits God Ganesh Against Hitler," Telegraph, September 20, 2011.

  Riazat Butt, "Gurkhas' Hindu Temple In Lashkar Gah Is Only One Of Its Kind," Guardian, August 29, 2011.

"Gurkhas' Hindu Temple In Lashkar Gah," Guardian, August 29, 2011.

  Ashraf Padanna, "India Temple 'Ritual' Over Treasure Inspection," BBC News, August 8, 2011.

Mark Magnier, "Pakistani Hindus' Ashes Brought To India To Be Scattered In Ganges," Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2011.

Bill Chappell, "Scrutiny Grows For India's Spiritual Leaders, And Their Wealth," The Two-Way, NPR, July 12, 2011.

"Forms Of A God," New York Times, July 8, 2011.

Holland Cotter, "Art Review: Basking In The Presence Of An Ever-Changing God," New York Times, July 7, 2011.

  "Kerala Temple's Secret Vaults Yield 12 BN Pounds In Treasure," Guardian, July 4, 2011.

  "Indian Politicians Place Disagreements 'Before God,'" BBC News, June 20, 2011.

Michael J. Ybarra, "God Is In The Details Of This Bali Exhibition," Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2011.

  "Indian Fury Over Australia Swimwear Images Of Laxmi," BBC News, May 10, 2011.

Bonnie Malkin, "Hindu Goddess Swimsuits At Australian Fashion Week Spark Angry Protests," Telegraph, May 9, 2011.

  Sam Dolnick, "Hindus Find A Ganges In Queens, To Park Rangers' Dismay," New York Times, April 21, 2011.

  Joanna Jolly, "Nepal Sadhus Banned From Selling Cannabis At Temple," BBC News, March 1, 2011.

  Stewart J. Lawrence, "Yoga's Holy Wars," Guardian, December 22, 2010.

  Ramesh Rao, "Recasting Hinduism For The 21st Century," Guardian, December 21, 2010.

Suhag A. Shukla, "Caste, Hinduism And Human Rights," Huffington Post, December 10, 2010.

  Paul Vitello, "Hindu Group Stirs A Debate Over Yoga's Soul," New York Times, November 27, 2010.

  Priyamvada Gopal, "The Hindus: An Alternative History By Wendy Doniger -- Review," Guardian, October 23, 2010.

Shivani Vora, "Sacrifice And Devotion In The Indian Tradition," New York Times, October 17, 2010.

Akash Kapur, "Letter From India: A Hindu Sect Devoted To The Environment," New York Times, October 7, 2010.

"I Am A Practising Hindu: Julia Roberts," India Today, August 6, 2010.

  Ashley Lau, "Court: Gods Can't Trade Stocks," NPR, July 19, 2010.

Jim Yardley, "In India, Castes, Honor And Killings Intertwine," New York Times, July 9, 2010.

  Rajesh Joshi, "Ghana's Unique African-Hindu Temple," BBC News, June 29, 2010.

Monty Munford, "To Be A Hindu Pilgrim . . . With A Mobile Phone All The Way," Telegraph, June 6, 2010.

  "Hindus Flock To Marry On Auspicious Day," BBC News, May 16, 2010.

  Matthew Taylor, "Hindu Man Wins Court Battle For Open-Air Cremation Pyre," Guardian, February 10, 2010.

Jay Lakhani, "Hindus Don't Need Open-Air Cremation," Guardian, January 18, 2010.

  Olivia Lang, "Hindu Sacrifice Of 250,000 Animals Begins," Guardian, November 24, 2009.

"Mass Animal Sacrifice Starts In Nepal," Guardian, November 24, 2009.

Scott Timberg, "LACMA Has Exhibit On Indian Comics," Los Angeles Times, November 1, 2009.

  "'Pretty Woman' In Temple Upset," BBC News, September 23, 2009.

Dean Nelson, "Julia Roberts Angers Hindus As Worshippers Are Banned From Their Temple," Telegraph, September 22, 2009.

"In Pictures: Celebrating The 'Elephant God,'" BBC News, August 22, 2009.

Heidi Blake, "Artist's Death threats For Depicting God Naked," Telegraph, August 20, 2009.

  Olivia Lang, "Nepal Villagers Flock To Worship Malformed Baby As Hindu God," Guardian, August 11, 2009.

  Joanna Jolly, "Cremations Go Electric In Nepal," BBC News, August 8, 2009.

Rez Mohammadi, "Afghanistan's Marginalised Hindus," Guardian, August 2, 2009.

Rahila Gupta, "The Myth Of Hindu Tolerance," Guardian, May 28, 2009.

  Pankaj Mishra, "Another Incarnation," New York Times, April 24, 2009.

Sandip Roy, "'The Hindus,' By Wendy Doniger," San Francisco Chronicle, April 23, 2009.

"Wee Dram: Hindu Group Launches Cow's Urine Drink," ABC News, February 13, 2009.

  Alan Johnston, "Farewell To India Temple Priests," BBC News, December 30, 2008.

  Jeremy Khan, "Urban Cowboys Struggle With India's Sacred Strays," New York Times, November 4, 2008.

  D.J. Nerm, "Me And My Swastika," BBC News Magazine, October 29, 2008.

Tunku Varadarajan, "Fly Me To The Deity," New York Times, October 28, 2008.

  Somini Sengupta, "Hindu Threat To Christians: Convert Or Flee," New York Times, October 12, 2008.

"India's Conversions Controversy," BBC News, September 30, 2008.

  "India's Remote Faith Battleground," BBC News, September 26, 2008.

  Edward Wong, "Temples Where Gods Come To Life," New York Times, September 21, 2008.

  Jyotsna Singh, "Islam And Hinduism's Blurred Lines," BBC News, July 14, 2008.

  Heather Timmons, "'Love Guru,' Panned In U.S., Heads To India," New York Times, June 30, 2008.

  Randeep Ramesh, "Fall Of The House Of Shah: End Of An Era For The World's Last Hindu Monarchy," Guardian, May 28, 2008.

"No Love For Mike Myers's Guru," CBC News, May 14, 2008.

Baradan Kuppusamy, "Malaysia's Hindus Show Political Muscle," Asia Times, February 6, 2008.

"Indian Hindus Seek Ban For Monk Who Went Overseas," ABC News, January 14, 2008.

"Hindus Angry Over Euthanasia Of Sacred Cow," ABC News, December 18, 2007.

  Somini Sengupta, "A 10-Armed Goddess Charms A Frenetic Megalopolis," New York Times, October 22, 2007.

Mark Sappenfield, "India Canal Runs Into Hindu God," Christian Science Monitor, September 26, 2007.

Amarnath Tewary, "Hindus Upset Over Ban On Holy Dot," BBC News, September 7, 2007.

Alice Albinia and Tristram Stuart, "India's Epic Struggle," Guardian, August 16, 2007.

Neela Banerjee, "After U.S. Visit, A Homecoming Is Less Than Divine," New York Times, July 4, 2007.

Neela Banerjee, "In A City Of Power Brokers, A Young Visitor Who Is Truly Worshipped," New York Times, June 14, 2007.

Peter Foster, "Materialistic India Bares Its Soul To The Ganges," Telegraph, March 16, 2007.

Francisca Kellett, "My Encounter With A Living Goddess," Telegraph, November 4, 2006.

Randeep Ramesh, "Untouchables Embrace Buddha To Escape Oppression," Guardian, October 14, 2006.

Peter Foster, "Happy Birthday, Dear Ganesh," Telegraph, August 26, 2006.

  Elisabeth Bumiller, "Film Ignites The Wrath Of Hindu Fundamentalists," New York Times, May 3, 2006.

  Debabani Majumdar, "The Religious Capital Of Hinduism," BBC News, March 7, 2006.

Scott Baldauf, "India History Spat Hits US," Christian Science Monitor, January 24, 2006.

Aruni Mukherjee, "Book Review: The Evolution Of Hinduism," Asia Times, November 12, 2005.

  "Royal Mail Climbs Down Over Stamp," BBC News, November 9, 2005.

  "Court Upholds Cow Slaughter Ban," BBC News, October 26, 2005.

  Subir Bhaumik, "Trial Of Poet For 'Defiling Idol,'" BBC News, September 12, 2005.

  "Hindu Widows Film Open Festival," BBC News, June 29, 2005.

  Charles Haviland, "Nepal And The Divine Monarchy," BBC News, May 9, 2005.

  Kathleen McCaul, "World's First Hindu Theme Park," BBC News, April 28, 2005.

  Narayan Bareth, "State To Bar Religious Conversion," BBC News, February 23, 2005.

Edward Rothstein, "The Scholar Who Irked The Hindu Puritans," New York Times, January 31, 2005.

  "Hindus Want To 'Reclaim' Swastika," BBC News, January 19, 2005.

"Origins Of The Swastika," BBC News, January 18, 2005.

  "Hindu Row Over Coronation Street," BBC News, December 1, 2004.

  "In Pictures: Durga Puja Festival," BBC News, October 20, 2004.

  Charles Haviland, "Living Goddess Makes Rare Outing," BBC News, September 27, 2004.

  Anu Anand, "Film Highlights Widows' Plight," BBC News, September 9, 2004.

  "Company Recalls Offensive Sandals," BBC News, July 16, 2004.

  "Police Stop Hindu Pilgrim March," BBC News, July 11, 2004.

Sharon Guynup and Nicolas Ruggla, "Rats Rule At Indian Temple," National Geographic News, June 29, 2004.

Brendan Koerner, "Do Hindus Decry Homosexuality?," Slate, June 15, 2004.

Rajesh Priyadarshi, "Harrods Apology Over Hindu Bikinis," BBC News, June 9, 2004.

  Roland Buerk, "Monkey Mischief 'Blesses' Bangladeshis," BBC News, March 22, 2004.

  Geeta Pandey, "UN Boost For Ancient Indian Chants," BBC News, February 20, 2004.

  Navin Singh Khadka, "High Religion For Shiva Devotees," BBC News, February 18, 2004.

  Charles Haviland, "Diwali Highlights Indian Bribery," BBC News, October 25, 2003.

  Rajeev Khanna, "Gujarat Hindus Embrace Buddhism," BBC News, October 5, 2003.

Jyotsna Singh, "India Targets Cow Slaughter," BBC News, August 11, 2003.

  "Hindu Nation: What Role For Religion?," BBC News, August 11, 2003.

Narayan Bareth, "India State Clamps Down On Hindu Icon," BBC News, April 8, 2003.

Jill McGivering, "Gujarat To Restrict Religious Conversions," BBC News, March 26, 2003.

  "Analysis: RSS Aims For A Hindu Nation," BBC News, March 10, 2003.

  Mark Tully, "How Hindus Try To Justify War," BBC News, February 12, 2003.

"Rajasthan To Ban Hindu Trident," BBC News, February 10, 2003.

Dan Gilgoff, "Hindu In The Bible Belt," U.S. News and World Report (May 6, 2002).

Dinitia Smith, "A New Kama Sutra Without Victorian Veils," New York Times, May 4, 2002.

  Jill McGivering, "India's Neglected Widows," BBC News, February 2, 2002.

  Jim McGivering, "Widows' Hardship In Focus," BBC News, February 1, 2002.

  Sanjoy Majumder, "Hinduism's Ancient Ritual," BBC News, December 3, 2001.

  "Buddhism's Appeal For Low-Caste Hindus," BBC News, November 5, 2001.

  "Hindus Convert To Escape Caste," BBC News, November 4, 2001.

  "India Caste Row Deepens," BBC News, August 11, 2001.

  "Beef Book Sparks Hindu Protest," BBC News, August 9, 2001.

  "No Beef In McDonald's Fries," BBC News, May 4, 2001.

  "Militant Hindu Valentine Threat," BBC News, February 12, 2001.

  "An Extraordinary Show Of Faith," BBC News, January 24, 2001.

  "In Pictures: Holy Dip," BBC News, January 24, 2001.

  "Millions Plunge Into Holy Ganges," BBC News, January 24, 2001.

  "Sonia Gandhi Takes Holy Dip," BBC News, January 22, 2001.

  "Hindu Ire Over Luxury Resort," BBC News, January 12, 2001.

  "Kumbh Mela: A Personal Pilgrimage," BBC News, January 11, 2001.

  "Kumbh Mela: A Spiritual Spectacle," BBC News, January 10, 2001.

  "Millions Join Holy Dip," BBC News, January 9, 2001.

  "Hindu Festival Goes Hi-Tech," BBC News, January 9, 2001.

  "Hindu 'Missionaries' Head Overseas," BBC News, July 25, 2000.

  "The Ganges: Troubled Waters," BBC News, June 27, 2000.

  "Court Rules Out Caste Differences," BBC News, March 7, 2000.

  "Controversial Film 'Water' Cleared," BBC News, February 3, 2000.

Ram Dutt Triparthi, "Plug Pulled On Sacred City Film," BBC News, January 30, 2000.

Robert Marquand, "The Politics Of A Hindu Elephant God," Christian Science Monitor, September 28, 1999.

  "Indian Film Ignites Political Controversy," BBC News, December 14, 1998.

  "Hindu Militants Stage Lesbian Film Attacks," BBC News, December 3, 1998.

  Daniel Lak, "Lesbian Film Sets India On Fire," BBC News, November 13, 1998.

"The Diversity Of Hinduism," Economist (April 4, 1998).

Jonah Blank, "The Body As Temple, The Body As Prison," U.S. News and World Report (December 9, 1996).


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