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This listing of external web resources is provided solely to facilitate academic study and research, and promote fruitful dialogue. The views expressed therein are solely of the author(s) of those websites and are not necessarily those of the instructor, the Theology Department, or Xavier University.

  1. New York Times Articles on Hinduism

  2. Hinduism in India

  3. Hinduism in the United States

  4. Hinduism & Business/Capitalism

  5. Theodicy in Hinduism


    New York Times articles on Hinduism

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    The Caste System and the Stages of Life in Hinduism
    In India, Gods Rule The 'Toon' Universe (Washington Post, 9 January 2008), p. A11
    A Daily Round of Rituals For Boys Becoming Priests (Washington Post, 18 October 2007), p. A16.

    India's Youth Hit the Web to Worship (BBC News, 8 February 2007)
    Linking Ancient and Modern, A Worldwide Web of Worship (Washington Post, 14 March 2007, p. A01)
    Women at the temple door. By Gagandeep Kaur [Source: Women's E-News]
    Can Love Conquer Caste? (Washington Post, 22 November 2008), p. A01

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    Being Hindu is Much Different in the U.S. than in India (International Herald Tribune, 4 September 2006).
    Family Ties and the Entanglements of Caste (New York Times, 24 October 2004).
    In a Suburb of Atlanta, a Temple Stops Traffic (New York Times, 14 July 2007).
    Camp Joins Summer Fun With Teaching Hindu Faith (New York Times, 21 July 2007).
    Homes With a Bit of the Homeland (Washington Post, 19 December 2007), p. A01.
    A New Calling: Freelance Priests (Washington Post, 26 March 2008), p. B01.
    For 9 Nights, His Body Shop Is a Temple (Washington Post, 1 May 2008), p. LZ03.
    Breathing Life Into Gods, and Into a Hindu Temple (New York Times, 26 May 2008)
    Temple Traffic a Mixed Blessing (Washington Post, 15 September 2008), p. B01.
    Hindu Center Aims to Build Its Own Home (New York Times, 2 November 2008)
    Driveway Painting Tests Religious Freedom (LoudonExtra.com, 8 December 2008)
    Bricks, Mortar and Serenity: New Rockville Building Has a Peaceful, Meditative Air (Washington Post, 12 December 2008). Click here for the online version of this article and click here for the accompanying online video.

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    Karma Capitalism (BusinessWeek, 30 October 2006).
    Dueling Playbooks (BusinessWeek, 30 October 2006).

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    Faith Divides the Survivors and It Unites Them, Too (New York Times, 12 January 2005).
    Why Bad Things Happen: How different religions view the reasons for undeserved human suffering. By Ellen Leventry (BeliefNet)
    Is God Omnipotent? Surprising answers from the world's religions. (BeliefNet)
    The Karma of Misfortune. Arvind Sharma explains theodicy from a Hindu perspective.
    Creator or Architect? Arvind Sharma on Hinduism's understanding of God's omnipotence and why catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina occur.

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