Hinduism

Great Indian tradition of debate alive and well: Wendy Doniger

Wendy Doniger

Indologist Wendy Doniger is the author of seminal books on Hinduism and mythology. She tells Nalin Mehta that protests by writers can be effective, book bans don’t work and that Hinduism’s great tradition of debate is alive and well. Do you agree with the writers and film-makers who returned their awards to protest against rising […..]

HIV and the gurus: religiosity, plurality and the challenge of a ‘Hindu’ response

ABSTRACT The response to HIV is more dependent on the support of social leaders than most other diseases. Over the past decade, involving faith-based leaders in prevention programmes has become a cornerstone of the response in many regions, particularly in Africa. Until now, this has largely involved the mobilization of Christian faith-based leaders or the […..]