In this week’s deep dive, we examine if 15th of August is really a day deserving of being called the Independence day for Hindus living in India. To be able to answer that question, we need answer to another question. What did we gain independence from on 15th August 1947? The immediate response that comes to mind is, from the colonial rule of the British. An ability to make laws and rules for ourselves. An end to being treated as 2nd class people in our own country. So, the question really is, have Hindus in India experienced any of these in the last 74 years. Continue reading Letter 11: August 15, is it really Independence Day for Hindus in India?