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California Congressman Ro Khanna’s recent tweet in reply to an article on Hindutva has divided the Indian-American community. While many Hindu-American’s reject Khanna’s call, there are a few progressives and anti-Hindutva activists who are lauding and supporting Khanna. On Aug. 29 Khanna tweeted: “It’s the duty of every American politician of Hindu faith to stand for pluralism, reject Hindutva ...

It was the year 1961. I had entered the California Institute of Technology as a graduate student and a JRD Tata Fellow. That great institution of learning had a large number of programs to make the foreign students feel at home and savor a taste of American life.

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India's ruling party Friday backed a court decision to acquit a group of Hindu hardliners accused of killing 68 people in a train bombing, despite the judge expressing reservations over the verdict.


In an article ‘The Violent Toll of Hindu Nationalism in India’ that traces the rise of militant Hindu nationalism since the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 by Nathuram Godse, a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, “a violent right-wing organization that promotes Hindu supremacy”, The New Yorker magazine focused on communal violence and killings of Muslims by Hindu militant groups for alleged cow-slaughter.


Varghese K. George, associate editor at The Hindu, and till recently the newspaper’s U.S. correspondent based in Washington, D.C., has created a buzz in U.S. and Indian political and diplomatic circles with his book ‘Open Embrace: India-US Ties in the Age of Modi and Trump,’ particularly for his bold take on how these two leaders, both driven by notions of nationalism.