Being Hindu
Hindol Sengupta
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Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AMBy Hindol Sengupta

1 billion followers33 million gods and goddessesYouOne of the world s oldest forms of faith, Hinduism has an unbroken trajectory of beliefs and rituals that have passed on for many millennia through the footsteps of pilgrims and the pedagogies of theologists through myth, science and politics But what does all that mean to the modern Hindu today Why do Hindus call thems1 billion followers33 million gods and goddessesYouOne of the world s oldest forms of faith, Hinduism has an unbroken trajectory of beliefs and rituals that have passed on for many millennia through the footsteps of pilgrims and the pedagogies of theologists through myth, science and politics But what does all that mean to the modern Hindu today Why do Hindus call themselves so Is it merely because their parents were Hindus In what way does the faith speak to those who profess to follow it What does Hinduism mean to the everyday practicing or sometimes accessing ordinary Hindu Away from the raucous debate around religions, this is the journey of a common Hindu an attempt to understand why, for so many Hindus, their faith is one of the most powerful arguments for plurality, for unity in diversity, and even than the omnipresent power of God, the sublime courage and conviction of man Being Hindu is the exploration of Hinduism in a way you have never seen before almost through your own eyes.
  • Title: Being Hindu
  • Author: Hindol Sengupta
  • ISBN: 0143425323
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback

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Arvind Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
An introduction to Hinduism and a good way to shed cobwebs Few thoughts A Brahminism A word that has come into use by the Leftists for Hinduism supposedly emphasising the hold of Brahmins the priestly class Which religion has been free from the hold of the clergy Imams Islam Christainity B Untouchablity Slavery was a feature of the world till a century or so ago Racism has been a feature of the West till a few decades ago Great religious discrimination exists in Muslim majority countries even to [...]
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Pradeep T Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
A nice attempt by the author It is highly difficult to explain Hinduism in just 160 odd pages, however, this book doesn t fails to impress the readers The author had done some good research on the topics that he believed as good enough for this book The book has touched upon the details right from our ancient scriptures like the vedas, vedantas, followed by the Mahabharata, Ramayana, Ayurveda, Vedic Mathematics, Science, etc The book also explores a little comparative study on the Islam, Christi [...]
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Nidhi Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
I would say the book is too factual Its like a collection of white papers or research than a book It was not a journey for me The book is great for CAT aspirants as it has a heavy vocabulary Wouldn t recommend the book for anything else.
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Surender Negi Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
2 STAR This book certainly attract my attention by Title Being Hindu and I was expecting new ideas rather thanatrocities statements based on British colonization.Few Points which I found writer should need to study 1 Idea of Brahmanism This idea is not based of Hindu Scripture but based on Aryan Invasion theory already debunked by Many genetics and writer seems not interested to debunk this myth Aryan Invasion theory but carry out as per his secular agenda.2 Idea of caste system Writer again se [...]
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Swetha (ಶ್ವೇತಾ) Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
If you understand the atomic, you can understand the cosmic To describe this book in a few words is difficult One of the aspects of the book that spoke to me, is how the author scientifically explained theology It s not an easy task, but Hindol Sengupta did it with brilliance Think of this book as a scientist s guide to Hinduism The author has done his research With mentions of than 10 reference books in each chapter and various scientists, professors, authors, theologists, monks, researchers a [...]
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Anand Patel Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
Book is written beautifully, at parts it has compared different religion and their ideology, a nice way to to know about hindu religion from broader perspective Anyone who love religion should read this book.
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Shilpa Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
Funny, witty, pun intended, sarcastic and to the point Few chapters, page that I would love to re read
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Vedvrat Shikarpur Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
A simple precursor to help one understand the depth of Hinduism A lovely short read
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Mitesh Patel Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
Difficult to rate this book as I cannot decide whether I had expected this book to be something else but ended up being something else Definitely some good discussion on Hindu customs, connection between mythology, ancient customs, history etc May be this book wasn t my type.
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Harshita Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
I have written a review for this wonderful book on my blog.Here is the link to read itundecidedindubai.wordpress
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Nimesh Ganatra Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
Very good work done Hinduism explained from its root meanings and the philosophies behind being Hindu Title is well justified by all the content in it is all about being Hindu rather what Hinduism is Book is not asking anyone to follow this religion nor about Hinduism only is better than any other religion nor any teachings of life It shows all the best part of this religion and the worst problems it has ever faced and currently facing.I would recommend this book to anyone who believes in religi [...]
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Preetham Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
Hindol articulates clearly on the identity of what does being Hindu mean A summary of Hindu issues and what should the people who follow Hinduism do about it Well written book Those who haven t read anything about Hinduism so far can start with this one This books is also Hindol s personal journey in trying to understand ,what being a Hindu means By reading it perhaps each can make a personal journey on what being Hindu means.
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Shahenshah Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
Hinduism s inchoate nature manifests itself myriad forms, realised from the individual to society writ large, and it is this oft touted strength which renders even a commonplace explanation Hinduism unsatisfying The author strives to capture the ethos , the civilisational temperament, and modernity which contribute to unify such disparate ideas and philosophies into that organic whole.
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Ashutosh Chandekar Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
It was a difficult read since I dont really read non fiction a lot But it certainly changed the way I looked at Hinduism Quite a lot of interesting to think about Should consider HInduism as something progressive scientific instead of regressive shameful Recommended if you would like to know a bit about HInduism how not to feel belittled by science if you are religious but consider Science religion as complimentary to one another specially Hinduism.
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Shreshth Varshney Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
Does a good job with keeping the balance between the good and the bads of this It doesn t want to convert you Doesn t ask you to believe in any of the nonsensical piety that a billion folks follow.Goes into the main reason why it came to be and explains things about the religion.Talks about the fanatics as well.Though don t expect the bhakts to turn non savage after reading it.
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Gauri Parab Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
A great introduction of this ancient religion to everyone who wants to understand its complexities and its colorfulness, whether it is non Hindus or even those born into this faith Much information cramped into one short book Highly recommended
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Ramraj Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
i think this book tell me about hindusm
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Anuradha Goyal Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
Detailed review here anureviews being hindu
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Mayank Aug 14, 2020 - 06:14 AM
A different perspective on Hinduismch needed in today s timesHowever, I feel the author could have used simple words to explain the same concepts
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Being Hindu By Hindol Sengupta 1 billion followers33 million gods and goddessesYouOne of the world s oldest forms of faith, Hinduism has an unbroken trajectory of beliefs and rituals that have passed on for many millennia through the footsteps of pilgrims and the pedagogies of theologists through myth, science and politics But what does all that mean to the modern Hindu today Why do Hindus call thems1 billion followers33 million gods and goddessesYouOne of the world s oldest forms of faith, Hinduism has an unbroken trajectory of beliefs and rituals that have passed on for many millennia through the footsteps of pilgrims and the pedagogies of theologists through myth, science and politics But what does all that mean to the modern Hindu today Why do Hindus call themselves so Is it merely because their parents were Hindus In what way does the faith speak to those who profess to follow it What does Hinduism mean to the everyday practicing or sometimes accessing ordinary Hindu Away from the raucous debate around religions, this is the journey of a common Hindu an attempt to understand why, for so many Hindus, their faith is one of the most powerful arguments for plurality, for unity in diversity, and even than the omnipresent power of God, the sublime courage and conviction of man Being Hindu is the exploration of Hinduism in a way you have never seen before almost through your own eyes.

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