This book is a must read for every Hindu, student, Indologist,teacher and seeker. A great reference book for all those studying comparative religion.
The author, Ed Viswanathan, covers a great deal of subject matter on Hinduism, whose true name is the Sanatan Dharma ( the Everlasting Religion).
He shows great skill and understaning while keeping such a profound religion clear and well arranged. A reader can look up most subjects at a glance in the index.
Mr Viswanathan shows the all encompassing inclusiveness of the world's oldest religion. He also shows many parallels between Christianity and Hinduisms great Scriptures. Hiduism is ideed blessed to have so many God-relized prophets both ancient and modern. The author effectively answers the many misconceptions other faiths have about Hinduism, and shows us that "Brahman", the one true God that Hindus knew about, long , long before Abraham, has no limit to his manifestations. Hinduism's all encompassing nature makes room for all true prophets of all true religions, as well as for the great difference in human needs on the path of the spirit.
The author brings us right up to the present century with brief outlines of the great yoga systems that are now sweeping the modern world. This is no doubt one of India's greatest contributions to human civilization. The yogis of India perfected the ways to reach SELF-REALIZATION into a complete and flawless Science. Kriya Yoga was brought to the West by Paramahansa Yogananda who wrote the classic "AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI", which has changed the lives of millions of people. He was able by his God centered life to show the west a living example of India's great saints and sages.
"AM I A HINDU?" will greatly help to break down the narrow views of many who find other religions so strange. The book presents an ideal setting, a caring father shares a lifetime of faith with his growing son. Hopefully many parents will follow this much needed example. Your children will have s! urely have a rich inheritance.