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PBS Radio: The Rising Profile of Hinduism in the United States

on 2001/8/23 9:49:02 ( 1385 reads )


USA, August 19, 2001: At close to 1.5 million, Hindus now form the fifth largest religious group in America after Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism. Recently, the increased attention to Hinduism has come from a clash with an American icon -- McDonald's. This PBS radio segment conducted by Fred de Sam Lazaro illustrates how the McDonald's french fry lawsuit is galvanizing the Hindu community into becoming more vocal, and therefore a more noticed and better-understood facet of American culture and society. It includes interviews with Attorney Harish Bharti, Columbia Professor Sreenath Sreenivasan, Dr. Uma Mysorekar, and first-ever Hindu state senator, Minnesota's Satveer Chaudhury.

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