About Ambaa

Ambaa is an American woman of European ancestry who is also a practicing Hindu. She is fascinated with questions of philosophy, culture, and the meaning of life. Join her in the journey to explore how a non-Indian convert to Hinduism experiences her religion.

At Ganapati’s Feet: book review


I was sent this delightful little book by the … [Read more...]

Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 1-4


We are doing a scripture study together: reading … [Read more...]

Flashback: Asking Permission

This is a post from my blog before it became a … [Read more...]

India’s Daughter, My Reaction

(AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

It took me some time to think about how I feel … [Read more...]

Is There Hinduphobia in America?


Two big tragedies in America came to light on the … [Read more...]

Is Widow Burning (Sati) Part of Hinduism? (Criticisms of Hinduism Series)

"Bazaar art, from the earlier 1900's, with two co-wives shown as satis" by Unknown - http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00routesdata/1800_1899/hinduism/sati/sati.html. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bazaar_art,_from_the_earlier_1900%27s,_with_two_co-wives_shown_as_satis.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Bazaar_art,_from_the_earlier_1900%27s,_with_two_co-wives_shown_as_satis.jpg

Sati is the name given to a disturbing practice of … [Read more...]

Can I Convert to Hinduism [Google Questions Answered]


"Conversion" is a very charged word for … [Read more...]

Why Ritual Matters (Criticisms of Hinduism Series)


It is amazing to me that people could complain … [Read more...]

Idol Worship (Criticisms of Hinduism Series)

From a favorite online retailer: Dolls of India

A couple of months ago I wrote a post about … [Read more...]