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About Meera Nanda

Meera Nanda is a philosopher of science with initial training in biology and is currently a fellow of the John Templeton Foundation, USA. She is the author of award-winning book, Prophets Facing Backward: Postmodernism, Science and Hindu Nationalism. Her recent book The God Market: How Globalization is Making India more Hindu has just been released.

Producing Priests

What is good for the market is proving to be good for the gods in India. The more material acquisitions the middle classes make, the more pujas and homas they feel compelled to perform. Every vahan (vehicle) must have its puja, as must every tiny plot of bhoomi (land) before anything can be built upon […]

By |September 7th, 2009|India, Politics, Religion|1 Comment

When The Saints Go Marching In

 

When The Saints Go Marching In…

Meera Nanda

BJP has worked hard to create the impression that it is not pursuing an aggressive Hindutva agenda in the 2009 Lok Sabha election. It has made good governance, development and security its election plank, and has promised to give us a majboot neta, nirnayak sarkar. Old Hindutva favorites like […]

By |July 6th, 2009|India, Politics, Religion|0 Comments

Why Should an Indian Rationalist Criticize Hinduism The Most

Why Should an Indian Rationalist Criticize Hinduism The Most

Manoj T.V.

Why do you criticize Hinduism more than any other religion? This is a question often posed to us – the rationalists, secularists and atheists in India- by the proponents of Hindutwa?

 The first time I heard this question it was not from a hardcore Hindutwa proponent, but a […]

By |April 16th, 2009|Religion, Society|17 Comments
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