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Islam and Christianity, which are more monolithic and organised, benefit from the divide that Indian Constitution creates between ‘secular’ and ‘religious’.
Hinduism is a modern-day invention by colonial powers, who mapped world in terms of unities like Hinduism, Islam and Confucianism, each constructed in the mirror image of Christianity.
The BJP has delinked moral principles from what it means to be a Hindu. It’s a successful electoral strategy. But its by-product will engulf India.
It was only after Western interpretations made it popular that nationalists like Gandhi, Aurobindo and Tilak took up the Gita and made it India’s seminal philosophical text.
Let us examine the charges levelled against Feroze Khan by BHU Sanskrit students one by one.
IIT-Delhi assistant professor Divya Dwivedi says studies prove Mahatma Gandhi was one of the leaders who constructed the idea of ‘false Hindu majority’ in India.
Despite their hard-lining stance, the pious packs of online trolls do not discriminate when it comes to kinds of brands they boycott and urge others to.
Participation of ‘lower castes’ in rituals like Kanwar Yatra is just proof of how Hinduism uses cultural tools to enlist wider communities.
Dalit and OBC kanwariyas travelling to Uttar Pradesh from all over India thwart the liberal narrative of institutional oppression within Hinduism.
On his 117th death anniversary, ThePrint recalls Swami Vivekananda's speech to the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago, USA, in 1893.