Orientalism, feminism, sexism, hedonism and beauty.
Meera Subramanian The people on the streets of Delhi, are saying: We won’t disappear.
Good reads pulled from The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Nation, The Paris Review, The Revealer and elsewhere.
By Natasja Sheriff From Tibet, Burma and India, the first of a weekly round-up of religion-related news from around the world.
From Varanasi, India, Meera Subramanian’s inner pragmatist ponders the meaning of strength and devotion as she witnesses the Hindu ritual of aarti.
Where it's due: A giant cheer to our fellow traveler Meera Subramanian (Killing the Buddha) for having her "India's Vanishing Vultures"
(VQR, Spring 2011) named as one of the best long form articles of the year
Hitch Heaven: Ross Douthat, the super smarmy New York Times
op-ed columnist known for giving women
Amy Levin: For most of us, it’s hard to wrap our heads around yoga - yes, this thing everyone is talking about, but also the details about how it got here, where it came from, and what the big deal is. Yoga has become such a part of our vernacular, and yet we seem to...
It's been a great week for readers, thanks to a suite of articles by members of The Revealer's family of writers. Covering issues from reality-based food to women's travel, from the health care crisis to Zionist activism to religious compounds in Missouri, we're proud to have such talented and diverse writers' names to drop!
It's been six weeks since the Deep Water Horizon sank to the bottom of the Gulf waters. The Revealer's collected a number of articles and essays that examine what the spill means for the future of environmental activism, faith leaders, free-market supporters, and the animal and human inhabitants of a now-polluted region:
An op-ed by...
Meera Subramanian, senior editor at our sister site Killing the Buddha
, has an article in today's Wall Street Journal
on the crisis Parsis now face
with the extinction of vultures; since the time of Herodotus, they have relied on these birds to dispose of their dead. Subramanian writes:
In the earthly realm of...
The Revealer has become awfully opaque of late, a static page of rarely renewed writing. That's because I've turned my energies back toward my first internet love, KillingTheBuddha.com. I hope Revealer readers will join me there. It's like The Revealer-plus, and then some.
I'll continue to occasionally blog about religion and media, along...
The “Hindu face of the Taliban” is making trouble for canoodling couples in India. Self-proclaimed morality police, the vigilantes of the extremist group Sri Ram Sene storm bars and night clubs to attack women and men sipping drinks in mixed company. Meera Subramaniantells all about about Sri Ram Sene and the “Pink Underwear Campaign” being waged...