About the Book:
Hinduism can best be understood by studying both its evolution and its everyday practices as the trajectory illustrates its structure. The chapters in the book present a lucid outline of the evolution of the evolution of Hinduism and extensively describe its current practices. The text is supported by illustrations and pictures of the key concepts and figures. Attention has been paid to bringing out the significance of important festivals and pilgrimages, as well as to the role of Gods and Goddesses in the Hindu macrocosm.
About the Author:
Pramesh Ratnakar, 38, teaches English Literature at Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, Delhi University. He spent his early childhood in Banaras, the very heart of Hindu India. The city exists for the author ' as much in the mind as in space'. His love for the city found expression in two books. Other publications include studies on aspects of Hinduism.
The Essentials of Hinduism
The Evolution of Hinduism
The Epics and the Puranas
Male Divinities and Sects
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