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The 1971 Bangladesh genocide: Lessons in history for ‘Woke’ America

Utsav Chakrabarti The 1971 Bangladesh Genocide: Lessons in History for 'Woke' America​ On a chilly January morning, Ila Mitra, a 25-year-old Hindu girl was arrested for leading thousands of indigenous Hindus, farmworkers in Rajshahi, East Pakistan. The farmworkers were brutally beaten by the Ansars, an Islamist militia that acted as ...

Swastikas and Hakenkreuz

The Nazi Hakenkreuz (hooked Cross) will continue to haunt the ‘Swastika’

Author: Utsav Chakrabarty The New York Bill declaring 'Swastika' as a symbol of hate, has stalled. But history tells us that we have to do more than stalling misguided legislation to reclaim back our enduring symbol of wellness from the White Supremacists. The reclamation of the Swastika is a metaphor for the reclamation and revival of Hindu Dharma from centuries of colonialism. We have to proact ...

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What Hindus Want from their Presidential Candidates

There are more than 4 million American Hindus in the United States. While most of them are of Indian origin, there are many who come from Bangladeshi, European, African-American and Nepalese heritage. This article examines the concerns and hopes of the American Hindu communities and the expectations they have from the Presidential candidates. It also examines the intra-community dynamics, based on ...