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Essays on Hinduism

Price : $16.75
ISBN # : 9789384082017
Author : Karan Singh
pages: 178
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Primus Books
Published : 2014

In this collection of essays the author discusses the basics of Hinduism. Outlining the message of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Upanisads, he argues that Hinduism is not a cult, nor a bunch of dogmas, but a religion of the highest order that speaks of an immanent and transcendental god. It also offers a philosophy of life that cuts across ethnic and geographic barriers between men. According to him, the essentials of Hindu religio-philosophic teaching are pervaded by the ideal of universalism and love for humanity. The author drives home the relevance of Hindu universalism to an age in which nations are armed for mutual annihilation. He maintains that successful application of the religio-philosophic teachings of Hindu seers will help humankind to overcome the worst crisis facing it in this nuclear age, and will lead to restructuring the world on the all-embracing principle of freedom and equity. The text is followed by the author's lucid translation and commentary on Mundaka Upanisad.

Author Bio: Karan Singh was born heir-apparent to the Maharaja of Jammu & Kashmir. In 1949, at the age of 18, he was appointed Regent and was Head of State thereafter for 18 years as Regent, elected Sadar-i-Riyasat and as Governor. In 1967, he was inducted into the Union Cabinet by Mrs Indira Gandhi. He held Cabinet portfolios of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Health & Family Planning and Education & Culture. His appointment as India's Ambassador to the United States was warmly welcomed by both countries.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Thursday 07 May, 2015.

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