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Monday 08 September 2008
Hindu and Sikh leaders have accused the BBC of pandering to Britain's Muslim community by making a disproportionate number of programmes on Islam at the expense of covering other Asian religions.
Thursday 28 August 2008
Hindu mobs ransacked a church and clashed with Christian villagers in eastern India as authorities struggled to control spiralling religious violence in the region, police said today.
Wednesday 13 August 2008
Monday 04 August 2008
A religious pilgrimage turned into a disaster when at least 145 people – most of them women and children – were killed as a crowd of thousands stampeded at a Hindu shrine in northern India.
Sunday 03 August 2008
At least 145 people, mostly women and children, were crushed to death under the feet of thousands of pilgrims in a stampede at a temple in northern India on Sunday, police said.
Sunday 06 July 2008
Konkans are Indian Catholics who live around Goa, with English Christian names and a very different way of life from the majority Hindu population. In this novel the narrator's father, Lawrence, the first-born son of a Konkan family, marries Denise, a white woman visiting India with the Peace Corps. They relocate to Chicago and Lawrence's brothers arrive, looking for work. He feels obliged to look after them but hates the way they bring with them a culture he wants to abandon. Meanwhile Denise's love for him, which was really only ever a love for India, flounders, and his deluded belief that he can be accepted in a white, middle-class world, grows.
Wednesday 02 July 2008
Officials in Indian-administered Kashmir have stepped in to try to defuse a row over the donation of government land to a Hindu shrine which triggered the biggest protests in the area for almost two decades.
Tuesday 10 June 2008
Friday 06 June 2008
India has hardly lacked good general histories of late, but Misra's sure-footed dance from the 1857 rebellion to today's fragile boom is special. Ordering a vast wealth of material into a narrative of pace and bite, she has a virtuoso grasp of the ways that ideas and beliefs shape change. This is history as nimble and protean as the modish monkey-god, Hanuman, himself.
Saturday 24 May 2008
Employees counting donations at a popular Hindu shrine in southern India will no longer have to take off their underpants at work after the local human rights commission intervened.
Saturday 24 May 2008
Friday 16 May 2008
Picture Post: The British Library reveals a collection of 17th-century manuscripts of a Sanskrit epic
Friday 16 May 2008
One of the world's most enduring stories, The Ramayana has been told and retold throughout India and South East Asia for more than 2,000 years. Today, a collection of lavishly illustrated 17th-century manuscripts of the Sanskrit epic, hidden away in the archives of the British Library since 1844, goes on public display for the first time.
Friday 08 February 2008
Saturday 26 January 2008
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Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
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