Hinduism is practised by eighty per cent of India's population, and by thirty million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott combines a succinct and authoritative overview of a major religion with an analysis of the challenges facing it in the twentieth century. She discusses key preoccupations of Hinduism such as the centrality of the Veda as religious texts, the role of brahmins, gurus, and storytellers in the transmission of divine truths, and the importance of epics such as the Ramayana. Issues such as the place of women and dalits (untouchables) in contemporary society are also addressed, making this book stimulating reading for Hindus and non-Hindus alike.
For God's Sake, Can't My Children Be Taught Their Own Religion? A Furious Mother on How Her Children Have Been Bombarded with Teaching about Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism but Nothing about Their Own Culture
Faith & Reason: So It's Bradford-on-Ganges and Brahmin Priests Named Smith ; Hinduism in Britain Has Now Cross-Pollinated to Take on a Distinctly Different Flavour from the Religion Practised in India - with Benefits to Both Cultures das, Shaunaka Rishi.
The Independent (London, England), August 24, 2002