In every village and
in every city, all over the Indian subcontinent one sees a highly complex and
ancient civilization at work. Wherever their people went and settled, wherever
there was a group of families following some form of the great traditions that
originated in this ancient land, one can see the traditions of this great faith
called Hinduism at work. A unique architecture, fine crafts, beautiful art, painting,
music and dance, complicated systems of social organization and family traditions,
inspiring religious faith and practice of rituals - - all these are seen as part
of daily life for the Hindus.
Hindus, wherever they may live, can freely draw upon their deeply rooted heritage
as they shape new institutions to meet the future. A thousand years of subjugation
by alien faiths with the destruction of the social structures, until Independence
in 1947, while it caused many miseries and problems, at least has lead to a new
awakening for a renewed and united form of the faith, cementing all the recent
past differences and in-group fighting among the various segments of the Hindu
Hindus living all over
the world today share hope and love with one another and an ambition to create
a successful, complete and satisfying life for themselves and for their children.
This book is dedicated to all of them to strengthen their faith and knowledge
of this great philosophy and culture.