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Murali Balaji

Murali Balaji is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Murali Balaji

How I stopped running from my name and embraced its connection to my Hindu faith

By Murali Balaji — January 3, 2023
(RNS) — For years, my desire to fit in overrode my sense of identity.

Why ‘proud Hindu’ Rishi Sunak’s rise to British prime minister is a big deal

By Murali Balaji — October 26, 2022
(RNS) — A Hindu now leads a country that for two centuries subjugated Hindus around the world.

75 years after India’s independence, a lost generation recovers its Hindu faith

By Murali Balaji — August 12, 2022
(RNS) — Indian Hindus who grew up after independence have never fully processed the trauma of colonialism.

Why Hindus should celebrate Black History Month

By Murali Balaji — February 17, 2022
(RNS) — Hindus have influenced the Black experience in America since W.E.B. Du Bois.

How American couples’ ‘inter-Hindu’ marriages are changing the faith

By Murali Balaji — January 10, 2022
(RNS) — The couples marrying and raising the next generation now are redefining what it means to be Hindu in America.

We could use a little more Hinduism in our approach to climate change

By Gopal D. Patel and Murali Balaji — December 22, 2021
(RNS) — Hinduism’s central tenet is seeing the divinity in all living beings.
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