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How have Cultural influences around the world shaped Hinduism? Through the exportation of multiple cultures and other factors like the “brain drain” in India, Hinduism has gained many facets worldwide. Listen up to learn:

  • What the Diasporas refer to
  • Where one of the most significant Hindu temples is in the U.S.
  • What major movements exist in the world today

Frank J. Korom, A Professor of Religion and Anthropology, shares his experience from traveling the world, observing and studying cultures and religious practices, and how they interact with one another.

Understanding the influences that have contributed to the modern versions of ancient religions is critical in seeing the complete picture of the cultural anthropology of a region. For example, through British Colonialism, Hindu culture and practices have been spread and influenced by cultures even as far as the Caribbean.

Traveling the world is a wonderful way to experience other cultures and begin to understand varying ways of life, but it can become much more impactful than that. Through travel, ideas are spread, combined, and ultimately altered into new and fantastic forms that hold their own place in the modern world.

Have more questions?

Visit https://www.bu.edu/religion/people/faculty/bios/korom/ to learn more.

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