Atheism and Hindu youth

Join us for an enlightening and interactive session with renowned author Aditi Banerjee as we delve into the pressing topic of Hindu youth and atheism. This Zoom webinar aims to provide parents with valuable insights and practical strategies for addressing the complex dynamics that arise when Hindu teens and youth declare themselves as atheists.

  • Understand why Hindu teens or youths may identify as atheists.
  • Learn effective communication strategies for open dialogue.
  • Discuss the cultural context and heritage influences.
  • Participate in a Q&A session with Aditi Banerjee.

Who Should Attend:

  • Parents of Hindu teens and youth
  • Educators and community leaders
  • Anyone interested in understanding the intersection of Hindu identity and atheism

Speaker Profile

Aditi Banerjee is a published author and novelist. Her first novel, The Curse of Gandhari, a successful bestseller, was published by Bloomsbury India in September 2019. Her second novel, The Vow of Parvati, was also published by Bloomsbury India in 2022. She has also published Hindu Love Stories: Dharmically Ever After, a collection of stories from Hindu literature and history. Her most recent book, Kashi: The Valiant History of a Sacred Geography, has been published by BluOne Ink in 2024.

She is a practicing attorney at a Fortune 500 financial services company in the US and has also completed an Executive MBA at Columbia University. She earned a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and received a B.A. in International Relations, magna cum laude, from Tufts University.

She is a prolific writer and speaker about Hinduism and the Hindu-American experience. She is a member of the Indic Academy, which sponsored a successful six-city book launch tour for The Curse of Gandhari in September 2019 across India.

She co-edited the book, Invading the Sacred: An Analysis of Hinduism Studies in America, in collaboration with Rajiv Malhotra, and has authored several essays in publications such as The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in America since 1945 and Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America: A Short History (Religion in American Life) (Oxford University Press). Her articles have also been published in Outlook India and many other publications.

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