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Why I am a Hindu
Why I am a Hindu
Tharoor, Shashi2018
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"Opening with a frank and touching reflection on his personal beliefs, he lays out Hinduism's origins and its key philosophical concepts - including Vedanta, the Purusharthas, and Bhakti - before focusing on texts such as the Bhagadvagita. The 'Great Souls', or key individuals of Hinduism, from Adi Shankara to Vivekananda, are discussed, as are everyday Hindu beliefs and practices, from worship to pilgrimage to caste. Tharoor is unsparing in his criticism of extremism and unequivocal in his belief that what makes India a distinctive nation with a unique culture will be imperilled if Hindu 'fundamentalists', the proponents of 'Hindutva', or politicised Hinduism, seize the high ground. In his view, it is precisely because Hindus form the majority that India has survived as a plural, secular democracy."
Main title:
Why I am a Hindu / Shashi Tharoor.
Imprint:
Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe, 2018.
Collation:
xv, 295 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289) and index.
ISBN:
9781925713534
Dewey class:
294.5
Language:
English
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Sandringham Library ExpressSociety and Beliefs294.5 THAIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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