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Saturday, September 21 • 11:05am - 12:05pm
BREAKOUT PANEL: Challenging Secularism: Hindu Fundamentalism in India and the Diaspora

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Under the right-wing government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has seen a rise in Hindu nationalism and an increased targeting of religious minorities. This panel will examine what is Hindu nationalism, whether and how it is supported through groups in the United States and why nuanced reporting matters.

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Deepa Bharath

Staff Writer, Southern California News Group
@reporterdeepa  //    Deepa Bharath is a staff writer for the Southern California News Group, covering a wide range of issues including religion, health, demographics, cultures and extremism for the company's newspapers in the region. She has worked as a reporter for several Southern... Read More →

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Sonia Paul

Freelance Journalist
@sonipaul // Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist and audio producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her stories have aired and published on NPR, PRI, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Religion News Service and many other outlets. From 2013 to 2015, she was based in Lucknow... Read More →
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Kalpana Jain

Senior Religion & Ethics Editor, The Conversation US
@kalpanajain // Kalpana is a senior ethics and religion editor at The Conversation US. She is a long-time investigative journalist who reported on India’s ailing public health system and many other social justice issues for The Times of India. Her reports led to the resignation... Read More →
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Amit Pal

Director of Communications, Freedom From Religion Foundation

Saturday September 21, 2019 11:05am - 12:05pm
Ballroom C