Academia

Ensuring a fair and accurate representation of Hinduism is school textbooks and university classrooms is one arm of HAF’s advocacy in academia. The Foundation continues to develop relationships with academics and bestows grants to select academics who promote through their a work a fair, accurate, and balanced perspective on Hinduism.

Hinduism in America: Academic Grant Program

Past Awardees

Blogs & Letters

03/14/2-14 - From Huffington Post: Academic Integrity: It's What's Missing at AAR
02/17/2014 - From Patheos.com: Books, Lies and Videotape - Wendy Doniger's Misrespresentation about Hindu History
02/12/2014 - From Huffington Post: Indian Censorship and the Curious Case of Wendy Doniger
03/25/2010 - From the On Faith Blog: Whose History is It Anyway?
02/23/2010 - HAF Expresses Concern Over Penguin Group's Fact-Checking Process
02/05/2010 - HAF Urges NBCC Not Honor Doniger's Latest Book

News & Events

02/13/2014 - HAF Reacts as Penguin Waddles Away from Doniger
06/02/2007 - Hindu Professor Named Chair of Religion Department at St. Olaf
11/17/2006 - HAF Addresses AAR and Dharma Association of North America Annual Conference
08/26/2006 - HAF to Address Seminar on Combating Stereotypes in Education in Toronto
12/20/2005 - Academic Bias Discussed in Joint Program Hosted by HAF and American Jewish Committee

Texas Curriculum Frameworks

09/17/2014 - Hindu Americans Air Concerns about Proposed Texas Textbooks
03/17/2010 - Balancing the "Righting" of History - Hindu Americans Represent in Texas
10/09/2009 - HAF Submits Recommendations for TEKS to Review Committee
10/09/2009 - HAF Submits Recommendations for TEKS to World Geography Committee
10/09/2009 - HAF Submits Recommendations for TEKS to World History Committee

Virginia Curriculum Frameworks

06/29/2008 - HAF Submits Public Comments to VA Department of Education
05/19/2008 - HAF Initiates Dialog of Framework Adoption with VA Department of Education

California Textbooks

02/17/2010 - HAF Successfully Opposes Belisle Nomination to CA State Board of Education
04/02/2009 - Member Update: HAF Continues Quest for Quality: Submits Comments on Frameworks
06/22/2007 - Press Release: HAF Finalizes Lawsuit Terms with CA State Board of Education
09/01/2006 - Press Release: HAF Wins Partial Victory in Lawsuit over Textbooks
02/04/2005 - Hindu American Foundation Launches Defense and Education Fund Drive
Introduction and Summary of the Events
Archived California Textbook Resources 

Denigration of Lord Ganesh

Action Alert – Why it Happened
Issue Summary
HAF Responds to Biased Coverage in Washington Post