Hinduism and Caste: Explaining Caste-Privilege and Ending Caste-Based Discrimination

My fellow Hindu American Foundation member, Raman Khanna, recently posted on the subject of caste at Aerogram, refuting yet another piece that was written that equates Hinduism and caste. During my early years as a leader at the Hindu American Foundation, when I joined the Executive Council, the Foundation published a report entitled Hinduism: Not Cast in Caste, in order to seek an end to caste based discrimination. That caste is not equal to Hinduism cannot be said enough, and as my co-blogger A … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Legacy of MLK Jr. with Empathy, to Ensure Equality

Equality is what is taught in all our traditions - we must move beyond the divisions created by caste and race.  In 2012, I was honored by the City of Troy to have the opportunity to speak about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and welcome everyone to the annual celebration that we organize in our community to reflect on where we are today and where we need to go. This year’s celebration starts off with a welcome by Prasanna Vengadam, founding President of South Asian American Voices f … [Read more...]


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