An Essay Contest! How do you live your Hindu identity differently from your parents?

The Hindu American Foundation recently announced its second annual NextGen Essay Contest.

Topic: The beauty of Hinduism, and a key reason for its longevity as a world religion, is its ability to embrace modernity.  While the philosophy of Hinduism is ever-relevant, the manner in how it is applied to everyday life continues to change with each generation.  HAF wants to know the difference between your application of Hindu philosophy to daily life and your parents’ application. How do you live your Hindu identity differently from how your parents live theirs?

Contest Dates: Monday, May 3, 2010 – Monday, June 14, 2010 (11:59pm EST)

Email address for submissions:

For more on the prizes, requirements, and judging criteria, see the contest page.

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David Charles joined Patheos in September 2008. Since then, he has helped shape the structure and content of the site and has led partnership development with a wide range of academic and religious organizations.

David was educated in Switzerland, England, and the United States. He holds advanced degrees in religious studies from Oxford and Harvard Universities. His academic training spans a number of disciplines and fields of study, including anthropology, literature, and history. He is the recipient of a teaching award from Harvard.