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Jahnabi Barooah
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A question to Hindus and readers of the Ramayana: How do you reconcile Rama's actions, specifically his treatment of Sita, unchivalrous killing of Vali and mutilation of Surpankha with the popular depiction of him as the ideal man? I've been meditating of the Ramayana for the past two weeks or so. It seems to me that right after he is proclaimed to be the ideal man by Narada (at least in Valmiki's Ramayana), the rest of the epic actually goes on to say why he was not. Any thoughts on this?
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A brief reflection on my first few days at Harvard Divinity School
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New blog post! Why you should consider reading Benedict XVI's books on Jesus:
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How do indulgences and purgatory work in Catholic theology? I try to explain here:
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Just wrote a short blog post on asking Big Questions in life.
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New blog post! What does it mean for humans to bless the Lord?
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My take on my non-Catholics should read Pope Francis' latest encyclical:
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I'm a 1st year M.T.S. candidate at Harvard Divinity School. I'm interested in studying expressions of devotional love in the Hindu, specifically Vaishnavite, and Catholic traditions. Prior to coming to Harvard, I was assistant editor of HuffPost Religion. I graduated from Princeton University in 2011 with a B.A. in economics.
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    Comparative Studies, 2013 - present
  • Princeton University
    Economics, 2007 - 2011
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