WHY I AM A HINDU

WHY I AM A HINDU (English, Hardcover, Shashi Tharoor)

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WHY I AM A HINDU  (English, Hardcover, Shashi Tharoor)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Aleph Book Company
    • Genre: Non-fiction
    • ISBN: 9789386021106, 9386021102
    • Edition: 2015
    • Pages: 320
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    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. He delves deep into Hinduism’s most important schools of thought (such as the Advaita Vedanta). He explains, in easily accessible language, important aspects and concepts of Hindu philosophy like the Purusharthas and Bhakti, masterfully summarizes the lessons of the Gita and Vivekananda’s ecumenism, and explores with sympathy the ‘Hinduism of habit’ practised by ordinary believers. He looks at the myriad manifestations of political Hinduism in the modern era, including violence committed in the name of the faith by right-wing organizations and their adherents. He analyzes Hindutva, explains its rise and dwells at length on the philosophy of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, its most significant ideologue. He is unsparing in his criticism of extremist ‘bhakts’, and unequivocal in his belief that everything that makes India a great and distinctive culture and country will be imperiled if religious ‘fundamentalists’ are allowed to take the upper hand. However, he also makes the point that it is precisely because Hindus form the majority that India has survived as a plural, secular democracy. A book that will be read and debated now and in the future, Why I Am a Hindu is a revelatory and original masterwork.
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    • 2015 January
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    • 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 path-breaking satire 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, for which he won the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2016 for Books (Non-Fiction). 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.
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    Nice

    This book is well written like all of Tharoor's books. The first half of the book is about our ancient traditions and evolution of our relegion and philosophy. The Second half is a detailed history of the Hindutva movement starting from Hindu Mahasabha, RSS, Janasangh, and BJP and how they succeeded in dividing the people of this country. But the most surprising thing is that there is not a single word about Congress which ruled for over 60 years when more scams and atrocities were encourag...
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    Must buy!

    Magnum Opus
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    Great product

    Why I Am A Hindu is a well-researched exposition and is yet a charming personal account -- and it floats seamlessly in rich prose and diction synonymous with one of the most widely-read and revered authors of our times.

    The book is divided into THREE SECTIONS:

    The first of which is titled My Hinduism

    The Second section is titled Political Hinduism and this is where Hindutva comes into play.

    And The Third Part is all about the Politics of Division.
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    Rahul R K

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    Value-for-money

    Fast delivery but the size of bookmarks is very small.
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    Must buy!

    There has always been a great desire to understand Hinduism through varied assumptions and interpretations. WHY I AM A HINDU by Shashi Tharoor offers a completely different and authentic perspective of the eternal religion and its traditions, of its origins which lie beyond human history, and its truths which have been passed down through the ages to the present day.

    In the milieu of the emerging national narrative, he writes about the challenges confronting Hinduism, as opposed to his own c...
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    Terrific purchase

    It's such a great book..
    Love reading every bit..n the delivery was so quick..thanks flipkart..
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    Mind-blowing purchase

    Excellent book and quick delivery!!!
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    Abhinav Pratap Singh

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    Fake from Flipkart

    Its a fake reprint..very bad quality with text faded at some places and spots all over the pages.
    On top of everything it displays a price of 700 on the back cover.
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    Rupender Singh Chhilar

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    Mind-blowing purchase

    mind blowing account of politics#religion
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    Abhirup Patra

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    Fake

    It isnt the original publication but a copy of the orginal...Paper and print quality is pathetic
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:is it related to mythology??
    A:I believe it touches the mythological teachings. i had read couple of pages from a library and ordered from here. I have yet to start reading. those couple of pages were interesting.
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    Q:this book can a 14 year boy ? yes or no ?
    A:yes.
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    Q:Is it hardcover or paper back?
    A:Hardcover
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    Q:is it possible to translate this book in bengali
    A:no
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    Q:the English of the book is complex ?
    A:yes this english book is complex
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    Q:May I know the paper quality of this Book Pls. I have ordered it and may cancel if its not upto standards
    A:The paper quality is very good.
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    Q:asked sashi tharoor when publish 'Why i killed my wife?
    A:the verdict of the concerned court about the related case should be available for your reading pleasure. if not file an RTI and you would be provided with the desired content
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    Q:It isn't a hardcover book its a paperback what i received???
    A:I received a hardcover book.
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    Q:can I have a Hindi edition .?
    A:surely,it will be great to have an Hindi edition and also in all other main Indian languages in fact. This book is agreat contribution and a profound treatise on Hinduism, every Indian should read
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    Q:why we should read this
    A:Bcoz Know about Hindu Religion,
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