Posts tagged "Hindu fundamentalism"

The World Before Her: Making Indian Women

A review of The World Before Her, now showing in the Tribeca Film Festival. by Natasha Raheja  The opening sequence of director Nisha Pahuja’s documentary The World Before Her cuts sharply between salwar kameez and swimsuits, Marathi and English, Bombay and Aurangabad, stilettos and chappals, open hair and plaits, bhangra beats and nationalistic hymns, saffron and...

Scripture vs. Scripturalism

Scripture vs. Scripturalism 15 November 2004 A scholar of Hindu fundamentalism looks at American “moral values.” By Gregory Grieve In exit polls taken after the November 2nd vote, 22 per cent of Republican voters cited “moral values” as the most important issue of the election. Since then it has become clear to secular and evangelical...

Cows — Sacred, Mad, and Bad

Religious fascism is a funny thing. Well, not really, but it is peculiar, especially in India, where to be a Hindu nationalist one doesn’t even need to be a Hindu. Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs — the Hindu nationalist movement will take ’em, writes Rajeev Bhargava, a political theorist at the University of Delhi in Dissent, a leftist quarterly...