Christmas in India

It could still happen here

Celebrating Christmas in India is interesting for the obvious reason that it is a predominantly Hindu country. Christians make up only about 1 percent of the population, and though we do our best to conduct the festival in traditional consumeristic style, outside of Mumbai and Goa where the Catholic influence is strong, Christmas is just another day. While one might then conclude that this should make it possible to concentrate on the...

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Jo McGowan, a Commonweal columnist, writes from Deradoon, India.