From Hinduism to Hindutva at the Kumbh

Dhirendra K Jha

Like 1989, the VHP has used the occasion to rouse communal sentiment, which the BJP hopes will work to its advantage in Uttar Pradesh

Naga Sadhus on Hire

As akharas find it harder and harder to get new recruits, they are paying people to pose as Naga ascetics and swell their numbers for the duration of the Kumbh

A Spiritual Dip

Groups of stark naked sadhus in hundreds march to Ganges for a holy dip.


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