Right-wing Hinduism: Surges in India as Obama, Modi meet

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_IND130723AA001.jpegNEW DELHI, India — At a recent science conference in India's financial capital of Mumbai, one orator spoke about an Indian sage who invented interplanetary spacecraft 7,000 years ago. Another detailed how cows' urine could turn anything into gold.

Many in India's scientific community were aghast, crediting such statements as typical of the "the Hindutva Brigade," the term used for Hindu nationalists.

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