KAUAI, HAWAII, USA, September 8, 2020 (HPI): A common experience of college-age Hindu youth in the West is to be questioned about their religious beliefs. Hinduism Today is developing a project to provide students with responses to the standard criticisms and challenges. As part of this, we’re intending to explain the “issues behind the issues” for common topics, such as Freudian psychology and Marxist economic theory, which have heavily influenced Western understanding of Hinduism.
If you’d like to help, please send us the criticisms you have heard in college, along with some idea of who was making them, their possible motivations (which can range from sincere interest to outright hostility), and how you responded.
Acharya Arumuganathaswami, managing editor, Hinduism Today, firstname.lastname@example.org.