SAVERA: The Global VHP’s Trail of Violence


Hindu supremacy’s century-long and frequently violent history includes over five decades of patient institution building in the United States. While Hindu Americans, like other minority communities, have faced racism in the US, a subsection of the community has responded not with anti-racist solidarity but a supremacist politics of their own. Hindu supremacists have emulated far-right […]

The Hindu Nationalist Campaign to Promote Yoga


An organization with ties to India’s RSS uses seemingly benign cultural tactics to spread its ideology—including the annual “Yogathon.” On the sunny winter morning of January 29, a group of Indian Americans dressed in white polo shirts and black trousers gathered at a softball field in Scottsdale, Ariz., to practice yoga. On blue tarpaulin sheets and yoga […]

What FBI data about anti-Hindu hate crimes in the US reveals about fears of ‘Hinduphobia’

Indian Americans must tamp down on cries of ‘Hinduphobia’ and speak more forcefully against the surge in Islamophobia and anti-Christian violence in India. In December, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released Hate Crime Statistics for 2021, an annual compilation of bias-motivated incidents in the United States. The numbers are telling, with most incidents being driven by bias […]

US: Georgia Assembly Passes Resolution Condemning ‘Hinduphobia’

Georgia is the first American state to condemn ‘anti-Hindu bigotry.’ New Delhi: The Georgia assembly has passed a resolution condemning “Hinduphobia”. Georgia is the first American state to condemn “anti-Hindu bigotry” in its resolution that claims that with more than 1.2 billion believers in over 100 countries, Hinduism is home to diverse traditions and belief systems. […]