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No, Hinduism Is Not Behind India’s ‘Rape Crisis’

No, Hinduism Is Not Behind India’s ‘Rape Crisis’

Pakistani journalist Shaan Khan’s piece “What’s Really Behind India’s Rape Crisis,” published this Friday (25/3/16) on The Daily Beast, looks at China and India — two countries with similarly skewed sex ratios — and asks why India in the last few years has experienced a “rape crisis,” while China has not. At the outset, one [...]

April 13, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, World Focus 0

Marriage in the Bible: Captive virgins, polygamy and sex slaves

Marriage in the Bible: Captive virgins, polygamy and sex slaves

“The God of the Bible explicitly endorses polygamy and sexual slavery and coerced marriage of young virgins along with monogamy. In fact, he endorses all three to the point of providing detailed regulations. Based on stories of sex and marriage that God rewards and appears to approve one might add incest to the mix of [...]

July 8, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Sex, drugs and narcotics: How peaceful Himachal Pradesh became a rave haven awash with foreign mafia

Sex, drugs and narcotics: How peaceful Himachal Pradesh became a rave haven awash with foreign mafia

Far from the material pulls and pressures of the world, they danced away their worries. A bonfire ensured warmth as some stripped to almost nothing, entranced by the hypnotic music and the beauty of a full moon night in the hills. And copious amounts of hallucinogens. With its snow-capped mountains, lush greenery and peaceful environs, [...]

June 16, 2014 HHR Archives, India 0

Homosexuality and Hinduism

Homosexuality and Hinduism

Hindu texts have discussed variations in gender and sexuality for over two millennia. Like the erotic sculptures on ancient Hindu temples at Khajuraho and Konarak, sacred texts in Sanskrit constitute irrefutable evidence that the whole range of sexual behavior was known to ancient Hindus. When Europeans arrived in India, they were shocked by Hinduism, which [...]

December 12, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights 0
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