Eighty percent of the almost one billion people living in India today are Hindu. But Hinduism is practiced and celebrated all over the world. Understanding Religions: Hinduism explores the history, tradition, and culture of this religion, from sacred texts and principles, to the people who practice it today.
* Reviews *Series Review: Understanding Religions
"Thorough research and concise writing brand this series. Each volume discusses origins and historical development; aspects of the divine; sacred texts, persons, space, and time; ethical principles; death and the afterlife; and society and religion. Each chapter includes an extract from a sacred text followed by analysis and commentary. Terms and ideas that are unique to the religion are explained clearly within context..."
--School Library Journal
Book Review: Hinduism
"'Hinduism' hits all the major areas of interest for teens wanting to know more about this religion. Not only does the author explain the beginnings and historical aspects of Hinduism, but she also explains in great detail what it means to those who follow it, customs, ethics, people involved and how society interacts with the religion. This is an excellent source for research or general knowledge that students will enjoy reading."
--Carolyn Bason, Denton High School