Tag Archives: The Hindus: An Alternative History

Competing Representations

by Nicole Goulet * This post originally appeared on the Studying Religion in Culture blog at the University of Alabama. In the past few weeks, various groups, including scholars, media outlets, and members of the population at large, have weighed … Continue reading

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Religious Liberty, Gay Rights, or the Logic of the Marketplace??

by Dennis LoRusso Last week, state legislators in Mississippi and in my home state of Georgia introduced bills that would allow businesses to refuse service on religious grounds. Georgia’s bill, HB 1023, known popularly as the “Preservation of Religious Freedom” … Continue reading

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Definitive Descriptions in the Study of Religion and the Doniger Controversy

by Steven Ramey The responses to Wendy Doniger’s book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, whose publisher (Penguin, India) is withdrawing the book in India to settle a criminal lawsuit over offending religious sentiments, raise a whole host of issues. Scholars … Continue reading

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