"...a positive and edifying introduction to Hinduism thatteems with basic facts and love for the faith....Achuthananda's explanations arehelpful without oversimplifying or removing his emotional connection to theideas..."
"In India, the religion is the culture and the culture is the religion. You cannot learn one without the other." Like everything else in this book, that sentence is worth contemplating. But slowly, sometimes through analogy (the banyan tree), sometimes through simple and fascinating historical exposition, we begin to sense this tradition....Bookreview.com considers "Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism" one of the most fascinating and valuable books we have come across in a long time.
Thesimilarities and differences with Buddhism are fascinating, and the bookdoesn't avoid the hypocrisies, shortcomings, and superstitions related to thefaith. It pulls no punches and shows all sides and facets, ugly or beautiful,smart and silly.
-- Michelle, B&N Reviewer