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  • Hindu/Muslim discord resulted in partitioning and violence in post-colonial India.
  • ...the Bank of Karma, where the liberation account of each of us is credited or debited depending on our actions. This, in a holy nutshell, is Hinduism,
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Hinduism, so solid from a distance, is riven into sects and clans, which radiate and join, and change their names according to the aspect from which they are approached.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • The cooler days were late coming and only the faraway mountains of the Hindu Kush had a frosting of snow.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • For the wedding ceremony she had two marriage chairs decorated in a Hindu style and laughed all through the ceremony.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • We were distinct from the Arabs and other Muslims of the coast; in our customs and attitudes we were closer to the Hindus of northwestern India, from which we had originally come.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • He was wearing a discarded dress shirt of my father’s, washed nearly transparent and so big that it billowed on him like some item of Arab or Hindu costume.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He had been marveling at the soft brown peaks of the tightly packed Hindu Kush far beneath.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • They’re all over the world, in their different forms—Greek daemons, Persian daevas, Hindu asuras, Japanese oni.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • And it’s probably worth remembering that no nation, not the Turks, the Tatars, the Persians, the Arabs, the Hindus, or the Brits has ever completely conquered EJaluchistan.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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  • My kingdom is bounded only by the world, for I am not an Italian, or a Frenchman, or a Hindu, or an American, or a Spaniard—I am a cosmopolite.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Beyond the village, beyond the river and the streams, Laila saw foothills, bare and dusty brown, and, beyond those, as beyond everything else in Afghanistan, the snowcapped Hindu Kush.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • I tried to keep my eyes glued to the snowcapped Hindu Kush on the north side, but each time my stomach settled even a bit, the truck skidded around yet another turn, rousing a fresh wave of nausea.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The Nazis took the swastika from the Hindus, the Christians adopted the cruciform from the Egyptians, the-
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • They multiply faster than Hindus.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Lots of section hands went back and forth, Mexicans, some Hindus.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • On this Indian shore, professor, there are roads and railways, English, French, and Hindu villages.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • No more unnerving than Christians praying at the feet of a man nailed to a cross, or Hindus chanting in front of a four-armed elephant named Ganesh.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • You think the Hindu custom barbarous—but would you have had the courage to appear here tonight if the Confederacy hadn’t needed you?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • For Hindu widows only.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • When the bodies were finally collected, they were burned in tall pyres like Hindus on the Ganges.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • A chunk of stone with Egyptian hieroglyphs lay on a pedestal in a corner of the office-the statue of a Hindu goddess with six spider arms stood in a niche-and a huge graph of bewildering mathematical detail, like the sales chart of a mail-order house, hung on the wall.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • In the Hindu, Egyptian, or Romanesque architecture, one feels the priest, nothing but the priest, whether he calls himself Brahmin, Magian, or Pope.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The crowd parted as the woman beckoned Mowgli to her hut, where there was a red lacquered bedstead, a great earthen grain chest with funny raised patterns on it, half a dozen copper cooking pots, an image of a Hindu god in a little alcove, and on the wall a real looking glass, such as they sell at the country fairs.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • He was not quite light enough to travel in a pullman south of Mason-Dixon; he was of the Kyble-Berber-Sabaean-Hindu strain that belts across north Africa and Asia, more sympathetic to the European than the mongrel faces of the ports.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Six hundred million Hindus stay home from work if the signs are not favorable that morning.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Ginsberg, who never met a religion he didn’t like (he sometimes described himself as a "Buddhist Jew"), employs material from Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and virtually every world faith.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Both of the two great Oriental religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, are Indo-European in origin.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • On three occasions I accompanied Mortenson to northern Pakistan, flying to the most remote valleys of the Karakoram Himalaya and the Hindu Kush on helicopters that should have been hanging from the rafters of museums.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • (He reflects, getting more desperate and rapid.) A Hindu, a Buddhist and a lion-tamer chanced to meet, in a circus on the Indo-Chinese border.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Two Hindu meals, please.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • ’The Hindus fell off Zam-Zammah too.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • I heard high Javanese bells deepen in midring to Indian bells, Hindu Indian, American Indian.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • During this span of ten years he lived in India for a long time studying Oriental philosophy at Benares Hindu University.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • For every housewife and every longshoreman and every Hindu nationalist and every teacher.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Something happens in some absolutely nonphysical part of the heart—where the Hindus say that Atman resides, if you ever took any Religion—and you see God, that’s all.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • A heady mix of Eastern Marxism and orthodox Hinduism, spiked with a shot of democracy.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • We used to go everywhere together, my mother and I—visiting ancient temples, exploring local customs, watching Hindu festivals, staying up late to see the streets bloom with candlelight.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • M ICHAEL Dr. Vijay Choudhary’s office was filled with statues of Ganesha, the Hindu deity with a potbellied human body and an elephant’s head.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • I discovered the detailsfrom Kathy, who had been given the information from a visiting Hindu priest: Brandfort is about two hundred fifty miles southwest of Johannesburg, just north of Bloemfontein, in the Free State.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • …of Chusuk, the Buddislamic Variants of the types dominant at Lankiveil and Sikun, the Blend Books of the Mahayana Lankavatara, the Zen Hekiganshu of III Delta Pavonis, the Tawrah and Talmudic Zabur surviving on Salusa Secundus, the pervasive Obeah Ritual, the Muadh Quran with its pure Ilm and Fiqh preserved among the pundi rice farmers of Caladan, the Hindu outcroppings found all through the universe in little pockets of insulated pyons, and finally, the Butlerian Jihad.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The Hindu Old Families kept them around for religious reasons, but all I knew at the time was that here was a man in rags, ribs showing, holding out a wicker basket with an ancient credit diskey in it, begging for a touch of my universal card.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The great Hindu mystic of the nineteenth century Ramakrishna (1836-1886) was a priest in a temple newly erected to the Cosmic Mother at Dakshineswar, a suburb of Calcutta.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Our utter ignorance of the brilliant part which Swann was playing in the world of fashion was, of course, due in part to his own reserve and discretion, but also to the fact that middle-class people in those days took what was almost a Hindu view of society, which they held to consist of sharply defined castes, so that everyone at his birth found himself called to that station in life which his parents already occupied, and nothing, except the chance of a brilliant career or of a…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • …out at Ada’s door you came back into my room, and went out at the door by which you had entered it, and turned up a few crooked steps that branched off in an unexpected manner from the stairs, you lost yourself in passages, with mangles in them, and three-cornered tables, and a native Hindu chair, which was also a sofa, a box, and a bedstead, and looked in every form something between a bamboo skeleton and a great bird-cage, and had been brought from India nobody knew by whom or when.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Do you know how much a Hindu housewife pays for a kilo of flour made from your wheat?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • The group I ate lunch with included a Jew, a Mormon, a Hindu, a Catholic, and a Lutheran.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • He was a Hindu; I said to him, "Do you speak English?"
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • One of the Indian barbers doubled as a pujari and arranged cremations for Hindus who died in Addis Ababa.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I don’t know where Clyde Tammany got his name; I’d take him for a Hindu.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
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