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A useful introduction,
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This review is from: Being Indian: Inside the Real India (Paperback)
This is an easily readable book (not too long or academic) that attempts to give insight into what first appears to be a baffling and complex country. It is made quite clear from the outset that as the majority of Indians are Hindu, it is really a book about Hindu culture.
The author tries very hard to give a balanced view however I sometimes got the impression that he was having to stifle his natural enthusiasm and promotion of his country that was probably developed whilst working for the Indian diplomatic corps! Also, some of the conclusions made about Indians today based on their history I found difficult to believe.
The positive thing that I took away from the book is that human nature is the same in India as in the West.
I recommend this book if you want an introduction to the subject.