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 What would Gandhi do? Hindu extremists recently dragged several new Christian converts from their homes in Assam, India, beat them and threatened them for five hours, trying to get them to renounce Jesus. When finally released, the shaken converts did […]

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In Tumbang Saan, a village of huts built on stilts in Borneo’s vast rainforest, village elder Udatn had a problem. He’s a spiritual leader in Kaharingan, one of a number of names for the ancestor-worshipping, spirit-divining religion of Borneo’s indigenous forest people, the […]

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Already annoyed by ads with the goddess Lakshmi in skimpy swimwear and a disk jockey who called the holy Ganges River a junkyard, Australian Hindus are irked by a play pitting Hitler versus the god Ganesh. “Ganesh Versus the Third […]

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Between 50 and 60 million trees are consumed in India’s 7 million open-air Hindu cremations each year, worrying a group of environmentalists. The traditional Hindu funeral pyre — an ancient ritual that goes back thousands of years — poses a threat to the living, says […]

Pakistan’s Peshawar High Court on Thursday ordered the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to allow Hindus to worship in a temple closed after Pakistan’s independence 64 years ago. A two-member judicial panel comprised of Chief Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice […]

In many ways, 29-year-old Rishi Bhutada is a good ol’ Texas boy. But he’s also a traditional Hindu, not so different from his Indian-born parents. An officer at his dad’s pipefitting company, U.S.-born Bhutada had an arranged marriage in India […]

Red was the dress code in Nepal Wednesday as Hindu women of all ages, castes and communities thronged the Shiva temples in the country to celebrate the festival of Teej. “Streets became seas of red, the color of good fortune, […]

Incidents of abduction of Hindus and Sikhs girls, for forced conversion and marriages to Muslims, as well as for ransom have increased, a Pakistani official told the Times of India newspaper. Pakistani parliament member Dr. Haresh Chopra of the Pakistan Muslim League […]

A court in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has ordered attorneys representing the local Catholic Bishops Council to read Hindu scriptures before a lawsuit can continue. The state’s government had ordered public schools to incorporate “Gita Sar”– a summary of the Hindu scriptures, the […]

The shells bobbed in the surf, not far from clay bowls, rotting limes and waterlogged rags that had washed back ashore, flotsam from previous Hindu ceremonies to mark festivals, births, deaths and everything in between. However, the location was not […]

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