This book provides wide-ranging information on Hindu religion, in a simplified and easy-to-read form. It explains the concepts and beliefs interwoven in the texture of Hinduism, such as Dharma (Duty), Karma (Action), and Moksha (Salvation) as well as aspects of Universal soul, One God and use of symbolism in Hinduism. It also deals with the various aspects of rituals and worship, Sanskaras (Sacraments) and the scriptures, including Hindu philosophy in a concise and simplified form to make it easily understandable. Readers may find the history of Hinduism, its reforms and the present status as a global religion an interesting topic to read. It will be of great appeal to young educated Hindus and even non-Hindus living in India and abroad who will find this book an easy and interesting read and yet comprehensive.
The author, Dr. Shivendra Kumar Sinha, M.D., F.R.C.P. (Lond. & Edin.), is a doctor by profession. He has now retired from his post of Consultant Physician in Care of the Elderly at Manor Hospital, Walsall in United Kingdom. In spite of his medical profession, he always had a great interest in Hindu religion. He has widely studied and conducted researches on various aspects of Hinduism, including commentaries on scriptures written by both Indian and Western scholars and thus, has acquired a good knowledge about the religion.