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  • n. Plural form of Hindu.


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  • The Arya Samaj fostered equivalent movements for many Hindus: the Shuddhi movement provided new rituals for lapsed Hindus (especially Untouchables or Muslims) to reenter the Hindu fold (and hence to be counted as “Hindus” for political purposes); the Sangathan movement trained Hindus for militant community defense.


  • The fundamentalists not only insulted the Hindus but also banned their religious festivals and forced them to wear a yellow cloth around their arms so that they could be identified as Hindus—the same thing Hitler did to Jews.

    A Woman Among Warlords

  • Kandhamal police reported the death of two men they described as Hindus, but said the killings may not have been communal.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • CHOPRA: India at this moment has to contain any reactive violence from the fundamentalist Hindus, which is very likely and possible.

    CNN Transcript Nov 26, 2008

  • However, the non-Muslim minorities, namely the Hindus, Buddhists and Jews, have been able to integrate better and are not creating any kind of troubles for the Western society.

    Malaysia: Portrait of a 'Great Moderate Islamic Nation'

  • The shift underscored the importance of local rulers (rather than an internationalized Islam) and of the new force of devotionalism (which expressed a value common to those called Hindus and Muslims).

    3. South Asia, 1000-1500

  • "I think the Hindus were the cleverest," said Judith.

    Judy of York Hill

  • It is true that there is an Indian philosophy, and indeed the Hindus are the only ancient people besides the Greeks who ever had one, but Indian science was demonstrably borrowed from Greece after the conquest of Alexander, and there is every reason to believe that those

    The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield

  • There they lived always in harmony, always in friendship, to such an extent that missionaries of entirely different religions, such as the Christian religion represented by the Nestorians, and the Buddhist religion, represented by the Hindus were there, each doing their own part as missionaries of their own religious faith, yet so friendly as to co-operate in the translation of their religious scriptures into the Chinese language.

    China Today

  • Of all the peoples of antiquity, the Hindus were the most successful in rising immediately from the mythological explanation of the universe to an explanation in terms of metaphysics.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman


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