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Lawmakers’ Presence Raises Questions of Religion and Nationality for Hindus

posted on January 22, 2013

Deepti Hajela of The Washington Post examines the implications of the election of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who is Hindu but not Indian, for the relationship of Hinduism and its national origin. Hajela writes, “Gabbard’s presence in Congress creates an interesting moment for Hindus in the United States, a chance to celebrate a barrier broken but also a topic of discussion as they ponder how closely religion and nationality are entwined, or whether they even should be.”

Read at The Washington Post