Hindudvesha

Hindudvesha – Systemic Hinduphobia Webinar : The Colonial Roots of Hindudvesha

The Colonial Roots of Hindudvesha – When did it start ? Who started it ? Click here to register In this Webinar, we will be exploring the genealogy of Hindudvesha. While Hindudvesha goes far back into history, we will pick up an important thread with the writings from the British Colonial era which set in motion a certain narrative about the Hindu civilization. We will look at how the “Ruler’s Gaze” of the British era distorted not only their perception of the Hindu world, but also our own, and wh ...

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AHAD and Dharma Civilization Foundation Announce the Premier of Webinar Series on Hindudvesha (Systemic Hinduphobia)

Co-sponsored by American Hindus Against Defamation, AHAD (an initiative of VHPA) and Dharma Civilization Foundation, in this groundbreaking webinar series, we will be exploring an ambient and pervasive phenomenon that is popularly known as Hinduphobia. However, we will be introducing a new term, Hindudvesha, which more accurately describes this phenomenon. We will look at how to define it, identify it, spot it when it occurs, and share some examples of the phenomenon in various domains such as Media, Academ ...

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AHAD Stand on Kamala Harris Debated

BOSTON—Readers of INDIA New England News blasted INE for publishing an article in which the World Hindu Council of America, known as VHPA, questioned the Hindu heritage of US Senator Kamala Harris and the Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The article entitled “World Hindu Council of America Leaders Question Hindu Heritage of Senator and Democratic VP Candidate Kamala Harris” was published on Oct. 20, 2020. Here are some readers’ reaction to the article: “Shame on you all f ...

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World Hindu Council of America Leaders Question Hindu Heritage of Senator and Democratic VP Candidate Kamala Harris

Source: https://indianewengland.com/2020/10/world-hindu-council-of-america-leaders-question-hindu-heritage-of-senator-and-democratic-vp-candidate-kamala-harris/ BOSTON—A group of Hindu Americans belonging to World Hindu Council of America, known as VHPA, American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) and HinduPACT are questioning the Hindu heritage of US Senator and Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris. “It seems to us that Sen. Harris, a self-acknowledged on-Hindu has now realized th ...

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AHAD Statemen on Kamala Harris Durga Meme

The following statements were issued by American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) and HinduPACT (initiatives of World Hindu Council of America) on Kamala Harris as Goddess Durga meme: Statement by Ajay Shah, Executive Vice President, VHPA, Convener AHAD and HinduPACT: “It seems to us that Sen. Harris, a self-acknowledged non-Hindu has now realized that in the battleground states, the Hindu votes matter.  So, Senator Harris is now rapidly discovering her Hindu roots.  Welcome home, Senator, ...

A small sign identifies the hamlet of Swastika, N.Y. When an outsider suggested the tiny northern hamlet of Swastika should change its name, town supervisors quickly rejected a change.
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Newsweek: Swastika, NY Town Board Votes To Keep Its Name, Cites Use In Hindu, Buddhism – Revised with AHAD Comments

Swastika, NY Town Board Votes To Keep Its Name, Cites Use In Hindu, Buddhism https://www.newsweek.com/swastika-ny-town-board-votes-keep-its-name-cites-use-hindu-buddhism-1533386 BY MEGHAN ROOS ON 9/21/20 AT 6:52 PM EDT The board members of a small community in northern New York decided last week to keep the area's controversial "Swastika" name after a visitor proposed a change earlier this summer. Swastika is an unincorporated area within Black Brook, a small town located in Clinton County. B ...

Newsweek: Swastika, NY Town Board Votes To Keep Its Name, Cites Use In Hindu, Buddhism

Swastika, NY Town Board Votes To Keep Its Name, Cites Use In Hindu, Buddhism Published in Newsweek on Sept 21, 2020  The board members of a small community in northern New York decided last week to keep the area’s controversial “Swastika” name after a visitor proposed a change earlier this summer. Swastika is an unincorporated area within Black Brook, a small town located in Clinton County. Black Brook’s town supervisor, Jon Douglass, told North Country Public Radio (NCPR) that the board di ...