This is the third booklet in the series 'On being a Hindu. Simply.'
The titles in the series are intended to provide a short introduction to various facets of the Hindu religion as it is practiced by millions of ordinary people. The titles in the series are intended to provide a short introduction to various facets of the Hindu religion as it is practiced by millions of ordinary people.
All volumes of 'On Being A Hindu. Simply' are written in an easy and accessible language, and are meant for the general reader. They are non-priced works, and free to download.
In this volume the author outlines the foundational principles of the Hindu religion: the building blocks of the faith, as it were. It is fascinating to think of the religion as preceding its very name, for this way of life was practiced millions of years ago when the term 'Hindu' had not yet come to define it.
Through history, the land where the 'Hindu' religion originated has been ruled by people of other faiths. The literature of the religion has been revised, perverted even, and all but forgotten as the language of many of its ancient texts is no longer contemporary and few are able to take up cudgels on its behalf with the strength of true knowledge to back their arguments. The 'Hindu Ethos' examines what has made it possible for the religion to survive these vagaries of history and human fallibilities.
Read together with the first part, the topic of which was 'God', and the second part, the topic of which was 'God and the Seeker of God', this work presents a picture of the religion as the inclusive, liberal theology it was meant to be.
The books draw on the author's personal acquaintance with the religion in its traditional and avant garde forms, and dip into her explorations in Hindu literature born of her deep and abiding interest.
Agni Puranam by Jayanti Chakravarthi
The Curses of a Thousand Mothers by Thejendra B.S
The barrier of Black by Shubhankar Paul
A New India - Volume 1 by Sariputta