Tag: Hinduism

At Sabarimala Temple, India’s Women Challenge Patriarchy

At Sabarimala Temple, India’s Women Challenge Patriarchy

It is only a matter of time before women are free to enter the Hindu temple of Sabarimala. On September 28, the Indian Supreme Court voted 4:1 in favor of doing away with the centuries-old ban that barred girls and women aged 10 to 50 from entry into the Hindu Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Chief...

The Ganges is Too Toxic to be Holy Anymore

The Ganges is Too Toxic to be Holy Anymore

The holy river washing Indians from their sins is itself in dire need of being cleansed from the sins of the people to whom it gives life. The Ganges, India’s river of life, is in imminent danger. One-tenth of the world’s population relies heavily on the Ganges and its tributaries. Yet the...

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