Posted November 01, 2018 09:06:18The Hindu world is very well known for its ancient rituals and traditions, from the festivals of Kumbh Mela to the festivals held on the banks of the Ganges to the daily practices of a community known as the Vaisakhi.
But for a large portion of humanity, the story of the Vahini community is not only a story of devotion and faith but also a story about survival.
“I started to feel that maybe there was something going on in the world, that something was missing,” says Surya Dasgupta, a Hindu historian who grew up in India and now lives in New York.
“And so I was fascinated by the idea of the human spirit.
So I started to read more about Hinduism and I realized that it’s not a religion, it’s an ethic.”
Dasgupta grew up during the reign of Maharaja Hari Singh, a figure who shaped the religion.
In a way, Dasguptas Hindu heritage and experience made him an easy target for a new generation of humannas who felt like they were being abandoned by the dominant Hindu ethos.
But unlike most of his fellow humanas, Dasguthu Dasguppa is a man who’s never lost faith in the ancient traditions of the Hindu community.
“It is not that I don’t believe in the history of the community, but I’m a bit different. I don