The Cosmic Dance of Obama-Raja on Newsweek

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This article discusses an image that appears on the front cover of Newsweek magazine that depicts President Barack Obama in the cosmic dance pose of the Hindu deity Lord Nataraja (some have called it the Obama-Raja posture). Within a matter of hours after Newsweek depicted this image on its website, several Hindu organizations, Hindu websites, Hindus on social media sites, started reacting to this portrayal of one of their major gods.

Creator(s): Jain, Pankaj
Creation Date: November 2010
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UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
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Jain, Pankaj

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Publisher Name: Washington Post Company
Place of Publication: [Washington, DC]
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  • Creation: November 2010
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This article discusses an image that appears on the front cover of Newsweek magazine that depicts President Barack Obama in the cosmic dance pose of the Hindu deity Lord Nataraja (some have called it the Obama-Raja posture). Within a matter of hours after Newsweek depicted this image on its website, several Hindu organizations, Hindu websites, Hindus on social media sites, started reacting to this portrayal of one of their major gods.

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Department: Anthropology
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3 p. : col. ill.

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Keyword(s): Hinduism | religions | media
Source: Washington Post: On Faith, 2010, Washington DC: The Washington Post
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UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Publication Title: The Washington Post