Posts tagged "india"
Meera Subramanian The people on the streets of Delhi, are saying: We won’t disappear.
Jake Halpern goes to India: It seems like a romantic and clichéd notion, but I was very earnestly itching to get the hell out of dodge and get a bit more spiritual.
From Patton Burchett's "Religions of India" class, 28 poems after Kabir, the celebrated 15-16th century devotional poet and social critic from northern India.
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.
By Austin Dacey F. M. Husain was hounded out of his native India...by Hindu conservatives outraged by his nude portaits of Hindu goddesses.
by Austin Dacey The Indian Penal Code was drafted in 1837 by the Indian Law Commission...In their commentaries, the commissioners observed that India is “pregnant with dangers” because of a susceptibility to “religious excitement” peculiar to Muslims and Hindus.
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...
Kathryn Montalbano: India, home to the longest-running hunger strike in the world, has a history of starvation as protest, most prominently stemming from the non-violent practices of Mahatma Ghandi who, single-handedly, turned the ubiquitous hunger strike into an Indian-specific political symbol. But contemporary criticism of the use of hunger strikes in India questions the...