ISBN 9780143425328,Being Hindu : Old Faith, New World and You

Being Hindu : Old Faith, New World and You


Penguin Books Ltd



Penguin Books Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780143425328

ISBN-10 0143425323

Papar Back

Number of Pages 232 Pages
Language (English)
1 billion followers 33 million gods and goddesses and you one of the world's oldest forms of faith, Hinduism has an unbroken trajectory of beliefs and rituals that have endured for many millennia through the footsteps of pilgrims and the pedagogies of theologists, through myth, science and politics. But what does all that mean to the modern Hindu today? How does the faith speak to those who profess to follow it? Away from the raucous debate around religions, this is the journey of a common Hindu, an attempt to understand why for so many Hindus their faith is one of the most powerful arguments for plurality, for unity in diversity and even more than the omnipresent power of God, the sublime courage and conviction of man. Being hindu is the exploration of hinduism in a way you have never seen before - almost through your own eyes.

About the Author  Hindol senguptais the author of six books, including Recasting India: How entrepreneurship is revolutionizing the world s largest democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), which is the only Indian book ever to be shortlisted for the Hayek Prize given by the Manhattan Institute for original writing in economics. Hindol is also Editor-at Large for Fortune India and founder of the not-for-profit Whypoll Trust, which worked on India's first women safety mobile app and gender mapping of Delhi. He was invited to present his research on Hinduism and technology at the XXI World Congress of the International association for the history of religion. He is the co-founder of the South Asia Media project incubated in lund university, Sweden and an alumni of the Australia India youth dialogue. Hindol is also a TEDx speaker. He was a part of IdeaMensch s 2012 list of 33 entrepreneurs that are making the world a better place to live in, for his work on ideating India s first women safety mobile app.