Hinduism- An Illustrative Introduction

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Item Code: NCZ025
Author: Ganga Somany
Publisher: Sasta Sahitya Mandal Prakashan
Language: English
Edition: 2021
ISBN: 9788173099991
Pages: 70 (Throughout Color and B/w Illustrations)
Other Details 10.50 X 8.00 inches
Weight 250 gm
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About the Book
Hinduism is a thoroughly enjoyable presentation that explores the Multi-dimensional facets of this complex tradition... Mrs. Somany delves into the 'what' of Hinduism.

he establishes that it is far more than a 'religion', but an insightful, deep philosophy that can awaken the human being in the spiritual quest. The ancient origins as derived from the scriptures, the ritual practices and contemporary festivals are highlighted, as well as a brief life-sketch of many of the luminaries of India. All this is described in an easy lucid style accompanied by drawings, on nearly every page.

About the Author
Ganga Somany, the daughter of the Late Brajmohan Birla and wife of the Late Onkarmal Somany, is a graduate from Loreto College, Kolkata.

From an early age she showed a keen interest in writing and painting. She has written three books which have been well received by adults and children alike.

World Religions has been written in a very simple language and describes the holy creeds. Culture and festivals of ten major religions. Hinduism is one of her most acclaimed books, profusely illustrated, it is free from scholarly pretensions, and is eminently readable. It appeals to all those who look for an introduction to Hinduism.

The Rainbow Treasure of Enchanted Tales deals with the honesty, truth, velour and generosity which inspire and unite mankind.

She has held several large solo exhibitions of her oil painting executed in classical style, in both her own unique presentation as well as copies of the European Old Masters, who have greatly inspired her. Mrs. Somany's paintings will be permanently exhibited in Birla Science Museum in Jaipur and it will be known as the Ganga Somany Art Gallery. In association with Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, she has established a charitable school, medical clinic and adult vocational training for women in Amtola, Kolkata.

Hinduism by Ganga Somany is an illustrative introduction to this great religious tradition. With an initial attempt to define Hinduism, it goes on to encapsulate many aspects of the religion which originated in the hoary and mythical past. Though having no strict formal divisions, the book deals first with the scriptural parameters of Hinduism, the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Puranas, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata - and then with its ritualistic dimensions - the gods and goddesses and their modes of worship, the samskaras and festivals.

In the process of defining dharma, the author is able to grasp its essence with the help of Yudhishthira's.words to the Yaksha in the epic Mahabharata. 'The cave of the heart is one's conscience. What wise men have followed is tradition and heritage..... the two together constitute Dharma.' And she aptly underlines the primary importance of self realization, without which ritual becomes a futile exercise. Religion is drained of its essence when it tends to seek anchorage in externals and organizations, rather than in the inner essence of spiritual realization.

This profusely illustrated book is free from scholarly pretensions and is eminently readable and should appeal to all those, especially younger people, in India and abroad, who look for an introduction to Hinduism, the world's oldest living faith.

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