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Hindutva, Dalits, Hanuman, Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath is not the first: How Hindutva politics has always used Ramayana to woo the marginalised

The UP CM’s statement has led to Dalits ‘staking claim’ over Hanuman temples. What lies ahead?


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Ramayana, Dalit, Hanuman, Yogi Adityanath

Was Lord Hanuman a Dalit? Here's what fables and facts say

The caste of this janeu-wearing, weapon-wielding Vanar is not easy to decode. But Yogi Adityanath seems to have made an epic fail.


 |  Rough Cut  |  3-minute read
Karnataka, BJP, Hindutva, Narendra Modi

Please, Hanuman is rarely angry

The face has emerged as a symbol of a more assertive, aggressive Hindutva.


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Narendra Modi, Karnataka Assembly polls, Hanuman, Hindutva

Why an 'angry Hanuman' is making Modi happy ahead of Karnataka elections

The prime minister has praised Karan Acharya and called his art the 'pride of Mangaluru'.


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Hinduism, Hanuman, Black Panther, CBFC

CBFC offended by 'Hanuman' in Black Panther is divine stupidity

In every sense, Hindu mythology has often treated him like a superhero.


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Book Extract, Hinduism, Ramayana, Hanuman

Why Hanuman Chalisa is the most powerful expression of personal Hinduism

[Book extract] Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies the ancient hymn for the contemporary reader.


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Mythology, Vayu, Ramayana, Hanuman

Discovering the secret power of Hanuman

He endows us with the Atma-Shakti or self-power to realise our higher potential and accomplish what is magical.


 |  Commonsense Karma  |  5-minute read
Ramayana, Mythology, Hanuman

Hanuman is world's original superhero

Five lessons from the consummate all-rounder.