Essential Reads | The Hindu Way: An Introduction to Hinduism by Shashi Tharoor

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The Hindu Way: An Introduction to Hinduism is the perfect introduction to one of the world’s oldest and greatest religions. Derived from Shashi Tharoor’s bestselling book Why I Am a Hindu and his other discussions and writings on the subject, this is an examination of the fundamentals and complexities of Hinduism—a book that will appeal to both adults as well as young adult readers.
Starting with an examination of his own belief in Hinduism, Tharoor 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. He delves deep into Hinduism’s most important schools of thought such as the Advaita Vedanta and explores various other seminal concepts that underpin the religion.
Illustrated throughout, The Hindu Way is a brilliantly original masterwork on the essence of Hinduism.
About the author
Shashi Tharoor is the bestselling author of fifteen previous books, both fiction and non-fiction, besides being a noted critic and columnist. His books include the path-breaking satire The Great Indian Novel (1989), the classic India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997), and most recently, India Shastra: Reflections on the Nation in Our Time (2015). 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. He is a two-time member of the Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram and chairs Parliament’s External Affairs Committee. He has won numerous literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was honoured as New Age Politician of the Year (2010) by NDTV. He was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, India’s highest honour for overseas Indians.

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