Over the weekend more than 2 million followers mourned the recent death of Guru Shri Sathya Sai Baba, one of the leading religious figures in India. The Takeaway interviewed Tulasi Srinivas, author of Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism through the Sathya Sai Movement about Sai Baba’s message and legacy.
As Srinivas points out, Sai Baba brought elements of Islam and Hinduism into his philosophy and was a figure in Indian life for more than 70 years whose message of universal love won him followers in India and throughout the world. Sai Baba also helped to mobilize his followers to charitable acts and help the less fortunate. His followers believe he will be reincarnated and will live beyond his death.
Listen to the interview: