One of the last major publishing vacuums - a definitive primer on Hinduism - is being filled by this book. Until now, American-born children of Hindu families have had no reliable literary guide to their own roots. Students of religion have been required to wade through voluminous texts, often on highly specific aspects of Hinduism.
You now hold a book that, in slightly over 300 pages, cover it all. Am I a Hindu? approaches the vast scope of Hinduism with thoroughness, clarity and understanding. The author, who has studied, practiced and experienced the many facets of Hinduism both in his native India and in the United States, approaches the subject head-on: what it means to be a Hindu.
As Lord Krishna spoke to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, as the great rishis imparted wisdom to their disciple, so too this book is traditionally framed as an instructional discussion. The lively dialogue is between an American-born teenager and his father.
This highly readable, thought-provoking volume will ensure that Hinduism’s lofty ideals and profound wisdom remain in the minds and hearts of people everywhere.
"Am I a Hindu? is the best introduction to the tenets of Hinduism I have yet read."
The Llewellyn New Times
Here at last is a lively, compelling, and truly informative book on Hinduism Tracing this belief system from its ancient riverbank origins to its present day status as a major world religion, the book paints a comprehensive picture of Hinduism - rituals, festivals, epic tales, the caste system, scriptures, yoga and meditation, women’s role, Hinduism and Christianity, the significance of modern science, and much more. Most of all, Am I a Hindu takes reader on a journey of discovery as it asks - and answers- life’s most timeless and enduring questions.
"We treat this book as a valuable contribution to the world of religion."