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Main Page trophy This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on April 24, 2004.


Do we really have to maintain an empty section called "Conversion"? and that too in an article on Hinduism? Nothing could be more oxymoronic. I have taken the liberty of removing the section and hopefully it will remain removed. There is only one god, everything and everyone is part of that god and vice versa. So there is no such thing as a conversion. This does not mean that one can not adopt Hindu practices. Anyone can as long as they don't think that they have "converted" to Hinduism as that will pretty much defeat the purpose of being a Hindu :-). The section titled "Spread of Hindu practices" seems relevant though and I hope it doesn't start talking about conversion in disguise.

Missing references[edit]

I have fixed the harvard reference errors that I could. The following references are still missing:

  • Flood, 2008 (Flood, 2003?)
  • Nussbaum, 2009
  • Sweetman, 2013
  • King, 2001
  • Renou, 1961 (Renou, 1964?)
  • Harman, 2004
  • Gomez, 2002

Cheers, Kautilya3 (talk) 09:55, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

I've corrected them all, except for Harman; no idea. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 12:41, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Rajiv Malhotra as source[edit]

Rajiv Malhotra is not WP:RS; he's a polemicist, who has no scholarly credits; on the contrary. See the response on Being Different in the International Journal of Hindu Studies 16 (3). At best he can be cited as "According to Rajiv Malhotra"; which would be WP:UNDUE in the main article on Hinduism. Sorry.
Nevertheless, I've left one sentence which is sourced by RM:

"Dharma as derived from the Sanskrit root dhri means "that which upholds" or "that without which nothing can stand" or "that which maintains the stability and harmony of the universe." Malhotra, Rajiv (13 June 2011). "Dharma Is Not The Same As Religion". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 

This seems to be common knowledge, though it may need to be checked. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 20:17, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

I took that one out too, because there is a dedicated subsection for dharma. That and some new additions were out of place/undue or repetition. Etymology of the word dharma should go into its own article, if it isn't there. Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 21:02, 25 April 2015 (UTC)