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Dheepa Sundaram

Dheepa Sundaram is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Dheepa Sundaram

Hindu’s classical texts strictly forbid abortion. Here’s why many Hindus don’t.

By Dheepa Sundaram — May 20, 2022
(RNS) — Support for abortion rights is often rooted in the ethic of individual choice.

Why Cal State’s new caste discrimination policy is a critical step

By Dheepa Sundaram and Simran Jeet Singh — January 27, 2022
(RNS) — As the South Asian American population grows, caste is playing an increasingly important role in American life.

Why should there be a surcharge for having a Hindu wedding?

By Dheepa Sundaram — November 17, 2021
(RNS) — The wedding industry, like any market, determines how much the privilege of access will cost.

Digitizing sacred spaces: How COVID-19 fueled innovation of Hindu ritual websites

By Dheepa Sundaram — October 28, 2021
(RNS) — The pandemic has led to a boom in innovative digital ritual applications.

Namaste nationalism: Yoga, whiteness and extremism on Jan. 6

By Dheepa Sundaram — August 20, 2021
(RNS) — Liberal v. conservative divisions are a flawed way to understand what happened at the Capitol.

Hindutva’s threat to academic freedom

By Ananya Chakravarti, Purnima Dhavan, Manan Ahmed, Supriya Gandhi, Dheepa Sundaram, Audrey Truschke, and Simran Jeet Singh — July 7, 2021
(RNS) — The Hindu right has attacked U.S.-based scholars for the past few decades, attempting to dissuade and discredit academic research.
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