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Tag Archive: Indian subcontinent

Aug 26 2012

Religion Divides (Warning: Graphic Images)

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India was partitioned in 1947. The partition of India is one of the greatest tragedies in human history. More than a million people were killed. 12 million people were uprooted from their homeland and crossed the boundaries between India and Pakistan. But not all Muslims left their homeland India and not all Hindus left their …

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Jul 31 2012

A big celebration of patriarchal tradition

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Yes, it happens in the Indian subcontinent every year. It is a big patriarchal festival celebrated by Hindus. Men and women of all ages, of all classes and of all castes celebrate Raksha Bandhan or the bond of protection. On this auspicious day, sisters tie a silk thread called Rakhi on their brothers’ wrists and pray …

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