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

    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: 2
    • 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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      • 2 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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    5

    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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    Terrific purchase

    It's such a great book..
    Love reading every bit..n the delivery was so quick..thanks flipkart..
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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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    Must buy!

    Magnum Opus
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    Rubin Stephen

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    Mind-blowing purchase

    Excellent book and quick delivery!!!
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    Abhinav Pratap Singh

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    Really Nice

    Shashitharoor view was a good think idea of correct pathway .it was a really nice attitude entry of correct perspective of hindu religions. But today conditions always very difficult mainly petrol diesal jet fuels hike day to day life otherwise vegetables, LPG gas price 17 times hike between 2014 to 2018 this day so middle class people so hungry destroy living each day but election time Hindutwa caste vote bank secure hidden agenda applicable ...
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    Shinoy Bhuvanendran

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    Insightful

    Engrossed with deep thoughts related to Hinduism and I d say this is not for beginners as they would find this very boring and lofty but for experienced this will give very good insight of Hinduism from time immemorial to the recent activities held in Uttar Pradesh.
    Worth buying if someone really wants to get deep insight of Hinduism
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    Value-for-money

    Fast delivery but the size of bookmarks is very small.
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    Superb

    Awesome packings..on time delivery...new condition...n the book is of shashi tharoor is no doubts it is the best one to go for
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    Wonderful

    Nice book
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:Is it hardcover or paper back?
    A:Hardcover
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    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: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:is it possible to translate this book in bengali
    A:no
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