Am I a Hindu?: The Hinduism Primer

Am I a Hindu?: The Hinduism Primer

Ed Viswanathan / Mar 30, 2020

Am I a Hindu The Hinduism Primer Book by Viswanathan Ed

  • Title: Am I a Hindu?: The Hinduism Primer
  • Author: Ed Viswanathan
  • ISBN: 9781879904064
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book by Viswanathan, Ed

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    1. I found this book in the young adult section of my library. I really enjoyed this book. The only real drawback to it is that sometimes he goes into detail where he doesn't really need to, and doesn't go far enough with some of the questions that his "14 year old son" (dude, I want a 14 year old son like that) asks him. I found so much good information in this book that I'm sure I'll be looking up more information on all the stuff I wrote down from it on the internet for monthsAlthough I did not [...]

    2. As one would expect from a religion that has millions of practitioners & has been around for hundreds of years, Hinduism is an intensely complex theology. It doesn't really help that the author skips around so much. The question & answer format makes for an enjoyable read. I really liked how he compared Hinduism to science, particularly in the beginning & very end of the book. I wasn't fond of some of his explanations, particularly that Hindus believe less fortunate people are enacti [...]

    3. I think this is a good on-hand introduction to Hinduism. I first read it when I was maybe 13 or 14 years old? This worked well because the book is written as a dialogue between a father (the one who provides explanation) and his Indian American teenage son (the one who asks the questions).

    4. ________________________________________About Book “Am I a Hindu?” written by Mr. Ed Viswanathan is nice book to know about Hinduism but I have seen lots of problem in this book. I advise reader to do not believed on content written in this book.________________________________________Good Points1. Short explanation of different kind of Shastra, dharma sutra.2. Try to cover almost every aspect of Hinduism. (But surly not fully explained).3. Writer explain in question answer manner so easy to [...]

    5. I read this book with my 14 year old son. At times the language felt very young and at other times it was clear that it was not for a general audience as the words were specific to the culture. Over all I felt like this was a good introduction, though I would like to have known more about the rituals and practices of Hinduism. I would have liked more of the stories and a less less of what felt like comparative religion.

    6. I strongly recommend this book to everyone who wants to know about Hindu Religion. It's in a form of dialogue between Father and Son, it explains and clears your mind of many doubts & questions, one may have about Hinduism. Definitely a must read, especially for Hindus who themselves will discover so much about their Faith.

    7. Though it is written in a Q&A format of a conversation between a 14 year old American-born Indian and his father, it is by no means a "for Dummies" book. I wouldn't recommend this for someone who has absolutely no knowledge of Hinduism. Though Sanskrit terms are explained, I think the author assumes the reader has basic knowledge of gods, practices, and beliefs.It may not be everyone's "cup of tea," but for me it was a case of not too watered-down/not too deep. Just right. Topics include Ved [...]

    8. An excellent primer on Hinduism presented in the form of questions and answers between father and son. In summary you can call this FAQ of Hinduism. It explains various historical facts about Hinduism and how it evolved over a period of time. The information presented in this book shows that the author has done a significant amount of research on this religion or way of life.This book can be made a ready reckoner and quick reference book about the Hindu religion.A must read for all curious peopl [...]

    9. Comprehensive and simple summary of the vastness of Hinduism. This book can be the springboard from which further study of specific aspects/scriptures of Hinduism can then be studied deeply.The Q&A format is quite good. The many analogies from daily life, e.g. a person meaning different things to different people yet being in reality just the one person etc, are also insighful.

    10. I would rate it 2.5 stars, this book is a good start for people who do not know anything about Hinduism. Easy to read and gives you a starting point. If one wants to read Hinduism in depth, this book can be considered as the Table of Contents though it gets repetitive after a while.

    11. just a wonderful way to know so much about Hinduism 26covers almost all those areas which one can and cannot dare imagine on the subject 26a must read to know about the thing which one is primarily expected to know

    12. Although the question/answer format drove me a bit crazy, the information in this book is direct and can be easily found due to the formatting of the text. Enjoyable overall if you enjoy a scholarly read.

    13. a nice read which the some of the basic questions on Hinduism. covers a wide area of topics in question and answer format which can help clear some doubts. written in a very easy language with a lot of facts which may surprise us

    14. This book is a very basic account of hinduism. The book is very dry and goes into a lot of detail. However, to have any kind of glimpse into this ancient relgion, this much detail is needed.

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