Hinduism is a grand mosaic of many sampradayas. Philosophies, rituals, festivals, mandirs, holy places, sadhus and shastras, and is often referred to by many scholars as a family of ‘religions’.
Within these rich diversities, one can perceive common threads that bind Hinduism into a fascinatingly profound religion subscribed to by nearly one-sixth of humankind.
Hinduism, an Introduction, informs readers about the spiritual, cultural and social heritage of Hinduism. Part 2 features sadhana, abara-vibara, great devotees of God, rishi-scientists of India, Hindu perceptions, Hindu way of life, Hindu reformers, varnasbrama, impressions of India and Hinduism abroad, concept of creation, Swaminarayan Sampradaya, India, and frequently asked questions on Hinduism.