Market street near the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab. Ben Crowe/ERA Films
Shakespeare’s play offered me a chance to think about India's political and social issues from a literary and epic perspective.
Are cows sacred to all Hindus?
Vigilante Hindu groups in India have lynched several people for eating beef. A scholar traces the history of beef-eating in ancient India.
‘Not in my name’ Citizens in Mumbai and various cities in India protested early July against mob lynching in the name of the cow.
Hindu "cow vigilantism" against Indian Muslims, is now threatening the social fabric of this multicultural, secular nation.
Be careful! In Uttar Pradesh, the cow trade is now almost wholly criminalised.
A crackdown on the beef and leather trades has put hundreds of thousands of Indian Muslims and Dalits out of work, vexing already-tense religious relations and hurting India's economy.
Lolabelle, the artist and musician Laurie Anderson’s dog being taught how to play the piano.
In many cultures and religions dogs are more than protection and security. But do they have an after-life?
Members of the
Hindu Yuva Vahini, a far-right vigilante group in Uttar Pradesh state, India.
In India, a series of vicious attacks by 'cow vigilantes' signals that Hindu extremism is on the rise.
Europe is at a crossroads in how it integrates religious minorities. But there are lessons to be learned beyond liberal secularism.
Vegetarians, vegans and religious groups are up in arms about the use of tallow in the new plastic fiver.
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It's like the Indian Mutiny all over again (but much less violent).
A poster of Hindus for Trump, which shows Donald Trump in a ‘yogi’ pose.
HIndus for Trump
A recent poster displayed Donald Trump with the Indian spiritual symbol of 'om.' Here is the problem:
Tens of thousands of Dalits protested against a lack of freedom – on India's Independence Day.
A Hindu devotee prepares to participate in a fire-walking ceremony to honour the goddess Draupadi in Durban, 2011.
Religious conversion sometimes has the added bonus of upward social mobility. But for many in South Africa's Indian community it had the opposite effect.
A Hindu devotee prepares to participate in a fire-walking ceremony to honour the goddess Draupadi in Durban in 2011.
Since the 1920s Pentecostal churches have had a major impact in South Africa's Indian community. Their converts have grown larger than all the other Christian denominations put together.
Indigo, pink, saffron: colour for India isn't just for throwing. It's political, too.
A tense start to the year in New Delhi.
To know India’s future we must first understand Hindu nationalism’s past.
Can Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Dylann Roof be forgiven — and should they? Forgiveness is not an isolated, one-time act but a longer commitment to acceptance back into a community.
All bets are off over what the former Archbishop thinks about religion in public life.
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A high-level commission has been convened to consider the place of religion in British public life. But the way this commission has been put together makes it part of the problem rather than promising…