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The True History and the Religion of India: A Concise Encyclopedia of Authentic Hinduism Hardcover


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  • Hardcover: 808 pages
  • Publisher: Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat, Barsana Dham (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967382319
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967382319
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.1 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,906,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Contains an unimaginably enormous amount of authentic information with scientific evidences that brings the total Hinduism in one single volume. -- Dr. David Campos, Professor Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL<br /><br />I consider this book as a source of India's strength for generations to come. -- Shree Himendra Thakur, Editor "India United", Salem, MA<br /><br />The truth revealed in this book could be the infallible arrow to destroy the false and misleading comments about Hinduism. --Shree Tarun Vijay, Editor, Panchjanya, New Delhi, India

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Finally, a true authentic book about Indian history, culture and religion.
D. V. Pasupuleti
A HUGE list of sources, an index and a glossary help the reader understand and elaborate the book.
Jai Sri Hari
Some of the author's reasoning are not that strong enough to prove a point.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Jai Sri Hari on May 15, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is by far the most complete and authentic history of India and the Hindu spiritual tradition available to the English speaking world. This book covers so much information that the title doesn't do it justice. The author (an established and proven Spiritual Master) provides a complete history of India dating from the beginning of our Earth planet up until the present. In precise scientific and historic detail, He lists the development of every human civilization on this earth, explaining the development of their language, cultural shifts, the transforming of religious beliefs etc. In AMAZING detail the author gives perfect dates, names, and proven historic details that show how Hinduism has been mutilated by Western (and some Indian) writers which has confused the entire world for thousands of years. The book explains in perfect common language the source and common thread of all the Hindu scriptures in an unmatched style. Come to find out this book has been hailed by hundreds of authors and writers from around the world as the most factual and amazing book on Hinduism OF THIS AGE. The book is rather large and a few of it's chapters do read much like a text book simply because of the vast information it's explaining; However in VERY easy to read, basic common English sentences. Anyone could easily read and understand this book and I recommend it for extensive or casual study and especially for students doing research papers. A HUGE list of sources, an index and a glossary help the reader understand and elaborate the book. A vast website has been created by the author that captures the essence of the book on a web-format. [...] I highly recommended this book to EVERYONE, looking to get a true and accurate spiritual history of not only Hinduism but a spiritual history of the entire world. Words cannot explain the wisdom and clarity this book contains.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By balance o oholic on December 18, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I gave this book a four star review because it's a hard slog. You've got to be genuinely interested to delve into the details. A fabulously researched view of Hinduism and Indian History from an Indian Perspective. The winners write history and much of Indian History and thought has been, sometimes crudely and other times subtly twisted and changed by people(s) with an ulterior agenda. The author points out where this may have happened, how and the potential reasoning - from his perspective. Whether you agree or disagree, this is a breath of fresh air compared to the tired old 'cows, caste and curry' formula repeated ad nauseum. At the least it is much better than any book written by 'experts' in US universities, who seem to see Hinduism and India through a sadly myopic and sometimes downright hostile view. With friends like these... read this book for a look through Indian Eyes and not through the foggy lens of the West.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. V. Pasupuleti on July 6, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Finally, a true authentic book about Indian history, culture and religion. Hope this book will clear the foggy lenses of westerners bigotry, prejudice toward the most pious, nonviolent, largest democratic nation with a religion and language (sanskrit) of antiquity. Every truth seeker and any individual who wants to enrich his life with wisdom must read this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. KUMAR on September 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is well-researched and well-written book that reveals the truth about the Indian history. This is NOT just about India. The name India was created only in 1947. This is about the world's most ancient civilization. So, this book is relevant for all seekers of the timeless knowledge.

"I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation." ~ Lord Mc Cauley in his speech of Feb. 2 1835, British Parliament

"India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. " ~ Will Durant, American Historian

"India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only." ~ Mark Twain, American Author

"In India I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth but not adhering to it, inhabiting cities but not being fixed in them, possessing everything but possessed by nothing." ~ Appolonius Tyanaeus, Great Thinker and Traveler (Ist Century CE)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Joshi on August 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book shows for the first time how the British rulers of India in the Victorian age and after attempted to distort Hindu religion and culture to both discredit it and give Hindus an inferiority complex!!! The mass collection, distortion and desruction of ancient Hindu manuscripts is well documented and also is highlighted how the many thousands of books on Hinduism today are incorrect and representative of a distorted view of Hinduism perpetrated by the British in a manner so ingenious that modern 'so-called' Indian experts of the Hindu religion have had the wool pulled over their eyes for decades !!!!!!!!!! - A MUST READ - the World is attempting to supress the depth of knowledge contained in the Vedic scriptures............buy this book and pass on the message to everyone
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