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Aseem Shukla

Aseem Shukla is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Aseem Shukla

Reza Aslan’s ‘Believer’ sensationalizes and stereotypes Hindus

By Aseem Shukla — March 7, 2017
(RNS) What Aslan should have done is give voice to the scores of contemporary Hindu spiritual leaders who reject the notion that Hinduism or its scriptures sanction a birth-based hierarchy or caste-based discrimination.

Teaching Hinduism in California schools

By Aseem Shukla — April 24, 2016
(RNS) A group of scholars is threatening to downgrade, and in many cases remove, the terms India and Hinduism, from California schoolbooks.

Did Coldplay appropriate Hindu themes in its latest music video? (COMMENTARY)

By Aseem Shukla — February 10, 2016
(RNS) The music video "Hymn for the Weekend," shows an exuberant Chris Martin running through the streets of Mumbai where kids celebrate the Hindu festival of colors, Holi. Is it cultural appropriation? It's complicated.
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