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Shashi Tharoor

Why I Am a Hindu by Shashi Tharoor (Hardcover)

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“Why I Am a Hindu” is a book written by Shashi Tharoor, an Indian politician, diplomat, and author. Published in 2018, the book is part memoir, part exploration of Hinduism, and part political commentary.

In “Why I Am a Hindu,” Tharoor reflects on his personal connection to Hinduism and explores the diverse traditions, philosophies, and practices within the religion. He discusses the rich tapestry of Hindu beliefs, rituals, and scriptures, as well as the historical and cultural contexts that have shaped Hindu identity over the centuries.

Tharoor also addresses contemporary issues related to Hinduism, including religious pluralism, secularism, and the rise of Hindu nationalism in India. He critiques what he sees as distortions and misinterpretations of Hinduism by political and religious extremists, and argues for a more inclusive and tolerant understanding of the religion.

Through his writing, Tharoor aims to reclaim the narrative of Hinduism from those who seek to use it for political or ideological ends. He emphasizes the importance of embracing the core values of Hinduism, such as compassion, tolerance, and respect for diversity, and calls for a return to the principles of pluralism and secularism enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

“Why I Am a Hindu” is praised for its erudition, clarity, and passionate defense of Hinduism as a religion of peace, tolerance, and inclusivity. It is a thought-provoking and timely exploration of Hindu identity in the modern world, and it offers valuable insights into the complexities of religion, politics, and culture in India.

10 reviews for Why I Am a Hindu by Shashi Tharoor (Hardcover)

  1. Saurabh Pandey (Verified Purchase)

    A person should definitely read who has intrest in the pure form and deep concern about hindu religion.

  2. Ankit verma (Verified Purchase)

    Incredible book, as always extremely well researched and put together by Shashi Tharoor.

  3. srikrishna kumar (Verified Purchase)

    I have read couple of books of Mr. Tharoor. His eloquence and articulation is of the first order. full of facts, but advise him to be fair while berating BJP. Congress has many scale ton in its cupboard.

  4. santanu pathak (Verified Purchase)

    Excellent book, though not comprehensive, but still covers much. Good for start.

  5. Goldi Singh (Verified Purchase)

    A heinous polemic in Hinduism and Hindutva. One can easily be confused whether Tharoor’s objective was to praise Hinduism or to spew venom on BJP.

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