Hindu Rituals

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Amiya P. Sen
Vidyasagar has been consistently charged with entertaining agnostic or atheistic ideas. While he never gave up his sacred thread, had a high regard for certain Brahmanical rites and for Brahmanhood in general, but little patience for specific daily rituals. Here, we look at Vidyasagar’s…
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Navina Lamba
Janmashtami is celebrated with great pomp not only across India but around the world as well. While some rituals and practices are the same everywhere, there are a few places that give these festivities a unique, regional touch. Here, we list the principal cities in India that are associated with…
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Amiya P. Sen
In May 2019, Raja Rammohun Roy was accused of being a ‘chamcha’ of the British and an anti-Hindu advocate. We look at how Roy was, perhaps, the first feminist in India and very much a Hindu, but of a different kind from those now claiming to more authentically represent Hinduism. (Photo Courtesy:…
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Shadab Hassan Khan
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