on March 25, 2011
I bought it because of the great reviews. When I read it I was lost. There was no background for a non-HIndu person. It just gave a bunch of words and meanings - like a dictionary. I was hoping for a more cohesive introduction to Hindu weddings and customs but didn't get that at all. And it didn't talk about customs of each region which I was hoping. So this book may be great if you are Indian and grew up with these terms and customs or if you practice Hindu, but not for others. No pictures. Just big print on white pages with lots of spaces.