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Vamsee Juluri

Vamsee Juluri

juluri@usfca.edu
The writer is a professor of media studies at the University of San Francisco and the author of Rearming Hinduism.

By Vamsee Juluri

Why are some Hindus outraged over Pejawar Swami's iftar for 'beef-eating' Muslims?

An image of devout members of one faith smiling affectionately at the gesture of a leader of another should be seen as nothing more than a symbol of love.

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Anti-Hindu fanaticism will not be stopped by fighting Islamophobia alone

The tragedy in Kansas City has brought out a sense of deep pain, fear and confusion among Hindus in America.

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Dear Sanjay Leela Bhansali, tell your story, just remove Padmini from title

The weak ploy of dancing around the obvious by calling it an 'anti-hero' and not a romantic movie doesn’t work.

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Vamsee or Taimur: Why it matters what you name your baby

A civil and respectful debate about how an important and influential part of privileged South Asian society presents itself in history is not inappropriate.

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Smriti Irani, note why 'anti-nationals' in JNU say what they do

This sort of activism is an emanation of the sort of education being imparted not just in India but the world.

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#IAmAnAntiNational: Lessons for BJP and JNU

Please stop thinking about your revolution, and think about Hanumanthappa and his family instead

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Attack on Tanzanian student not because we're 'racist'

Do not turn a tragedy into food for a theory that only perpetuates racism instead of ending it.

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Why I think Ram Madhav's Al Jazeera interview was framed

To anyone who has closely watched RSS, it is clear that they are not a militant, or even supremacist group.

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How dare you abuse Om: Modi needs to teach Hinduphobes a hard lesson

Hindus have been putting up with a lot more fashionable hatred than any other community in the world today.

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Anupam Kher's March for India was more than a mere protest

It was about a democracy reminding itself that dissent without reason is quite meaningless.

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Narayana Murthy is being used: Trap of Hinduphobia and anti-Modi campaigns

The Infosys founder needs to understand that the disciplines of politics and religion are very different from the sciences and technology.

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The violence Indian media dare not speak of

No amount of denial or spin or 'don’t shoot the messenger' excuses will distract from the truth.

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Response to NYT article: Relax, Modi is not a Nazi

Several 'experts' simply don’t have a clue what the PM is talking about that gets ordinary Indians so inspired.

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Does the media want to start a war in India?

In the last few months we have seen too many examples of media sensationalism, all so pointedly one-sided.

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What Modi visit really means for Indians living in America

The PM is bringing the diaspora the assurance that it is cool to be exactly who they are.

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Is a ban on killing an impossible thing to ask for?

Imposing restrictions on unwilling populations is not the best way to change things.

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Sad reality and bitter truths of Hindus in America

The challenge here is as much an intellectual one as a cultural and spiritual one.

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What Sathya Sai Baba, Dr Kalam and Yakub Memon have in common

Clearly, this was not a good week for satya, or ahimsa.

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Sad how bhakt has been reduced to an insult

When words are cheap to type and tweet, we forget their value.

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Why James Traub is wrong to say Muslims have no place in Modi's India

The biggest problem with liberal-secular commentary on India today is that it vehemently denies a place for a Hindu point of view.

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Banning meat is not Hindutva propaganda. Being veg is the future

Vegetarianism, simply put, is not so much about a mythical golden age in the past but about the present and the future.

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Modi has shown the world he can sell the Indian Dream

The prime minister has been pushing a lot more than a simplistic shopping mall fantasy of ‘let’s turn India into America’ .

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How Sri Sathya Sai Baba saved India

India’s religiosity is not just about superstition and conmen.

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