Merry Christmas!

Yes, even though my family is nominally Hindu (and, in practice, fairly irreligious), we do celebrate Christmas. Most Indian-Americans do. We’re a syncretic people. For ages, I was surprised that Jews didn’t celebrate Christmas. But eventually, I came to understand that their associates with Christ are slightly more complicated than those of Indians.

Hindus can be pretty snooty about other peoples’ religions. Other religions are all sort of true, because they’re all versions of Hinduism. Our religion is the most true, though, of course.

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