Hindu Press International – May 13, 2017


INDIA, May 10, 2017 (Center for Policy Studies India by Dr. JK Bajaj): We have posted our 44th and 45th notes in the series on the Religious Demography of India and the World. These notes describe the changing distribution and share of the three older religion of Asia, namely Hinduism, Buddhism and Chinese Religions in different regions and countries of Asia. The first of these notes narrates the changes that have taken place between 1900 and 2010 and the second shows these changes graphically in Maps. It would be instructive to read the two notes together.

The three religions that we describe here are largely confined to South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia. Hindus (including Sikhs and Jains), who form about a quarter of the population of Asia, are confined almost entirely to South Asia. During the last 110 years, they have lost about 10 percentage points off their share in South Asia and by a similar amount in India according to the Census data. They have suffered a loss of about 10 percentage points in Sri Lanka and Nepal also. The loss has been much bigger in Pakistan, where their share has declined from nearly 17 to merely 1.3 percent, and in Bangladesh, where they have declined from 33 to 9.5 percent of the population. With these losses, Hindus have been contracting to the boundaries of what currently constitutes India and they are losing their share even within those shrunken boundaries.

The full reports can be read at ”source” above and at:
http://blog.cpsindia.org/2017/05/reli … census-2011-xlv-asia.html


UNITED STATES, May 10, 2017 (youtube): The last 5 years has made Shawn Binda realize that one of his deepest passions has been learning more about Hinduism and equally important, teaching Hinduism to a new generation of Hindus who have been born in North America. Shawn says that the teaching of Hinduism must go beyond attending temple, satsangs, yagnas and pujas. Discussions, open forums, Q&A’s and more importantly, understanding the needs of a new generation of Hindus is necessary if we want to ensure the longevity of our Hindu teachings.

Shawn has launched a YouTube channel dedicated to understanding the Hindu Experience. New videos are posted on the 1st and the 15th of every month with the focus on making sense of the Hindu identity, reconciling Western culture with a Hindu outlook and hopefully inspire more people to rethink what it means to be Hindu in 2017 and beyond. Shawn has written for Hinduism Today before on how to engage young Hindus and has spoken extensively at conferences and workshops with young Hindus.

Informative videos can be viewed at ”source” above.


It is the duty of parents to safeguard the spiritual interests of their child. As the parents have to feed a child which cannot feed itself, so have they to look after its spiritual interests also till it is able to take care of them.
— Chandrashekara Bharathi Mahaswami (1892-1954), 34th Jagadguru of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham


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