In Why I Am a Hindu, one of India’s finest public intellectuals gives us a profound book about one of the world’s oldest and greatest religions. Starting with a close examination of his own belief in Hinduism, he ranges far and wide in his study of the faith.
In Why I Am a Hindu, one of India’s finest public intellectuals gives us a profound book about one of the world’s oldest and greatest religions. Starting with a close examination of his own belief in Hinduism, he ranges far and wide in his study of the faith. He talks about the Great Souls of Hinduism, Adi Shankara, Patanjali, Ramanuja, Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and many others who made major contributions to the essence of Hinduism.
Inside the book:
In the first part of the work, the author takes us for a leisurely walk through the thickets of Hinduism. Begins with the Vedas, guides us through myths and popular practices, elaborates the thoughts of prominent expounders, and tells us about his own devotion. In the second part, he chronicles the making of Hindutva and concludes that Hindutva as politics simply does not cohere to the precepts of Hinduism. (source: TheHindu)
In praise of Why I am a Hindu —
Why I Am A Hindu is as balanced a book on religion as one can hope to write in these tumultuous times. It is also a necessary reminder to all Hindus that plural is the way they were, and plural is what they should continue to be- Scroll.in
Why I Am A Hindu is a robust defence of Hinduism in all its vibrant, pluralistic glory. It is a must-read for every politically curious Indian, and not only for janeu-dharis- Times of India
About the Author (Shashi Tharoor)
Shashi Tharoor is the bestselling author of sixteen previous books, both fiction and non-fiction, besides being a noted critic and columnist. His books include The Great Indian Novel (1989), the classic India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997) and most recently, An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India.
He was a former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and a former Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. Tharoor has won numerous literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, India’s highest honour for overseas Indians.
- Availability: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle
- Publisher: Aleph Book Company; First edition (19 January 2018)
- Language: English
- Author: Shashi Tharoor
- ISBN-10: 9386021102
- ISBN-13: 978-9386021106
- Package Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
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