Opinion: American Hindus Should Take Pride in their Heritage

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/archives/2005/4-6/09_opinion.shtml

On June 15, 2005 Hinduism Today ran an opinion piece by Mona Vijaykar, author and illustrator of the Vee Family children’s books. A Hindu herself, she encourages American Hindus to practice their faith openly and proudly. She laments that, “even today the true Vedic roots of Indian culture remain a mystery to most Americans and some Indians as well… We Indian Hindus are as much to blame for this sort of ignorance as are the Americans. Many of us allow ourselves to be demoralized by such aggression and retreat into fearful submission rather than face this ignorance with intelligent response.”