Hinduism: The Faith Eternal
The essentials of Hinduism presented in a philosophical and cultural framework.
- 528 pages, Indian hardback
Taking, perhaps, more of a philosophical rather than an historical approach, Hinduism: The Faith Eternal provides a grand introduction to Hinduism, more properly known as Vedic Dharma. The history is certainly here, but there is much discussion of ideas, culture, and influence, as well as a concerted effort to dispel the many misconceptions of Hinduism that abound in the modern, especially Western, world. Of especial interest are the passages concerning India's influence on the West, most notably on Transcendentalism. Swami Vivekananda and the World's Parliament of Religions are fully discussed.
Illustrated throughout, the book also includes an extensive glossary, complete bibliography, as well as four appendices, one of which is a paper presented by Swami Vivekananda at the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions.
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