Hinduism for Schools is the textbook we have published to cover the syllabus requirements for full GCSE in Hinduism for all examining boards. More
This book is an excellent resource for all Western learners of Hinduism. What is entirely unique about this book is that it is written by a Hindu. This may seem surprising, but many previously published textbooks on Hinduism are Abrahemic interpretations of the religion.
Instead of emphasis being placed on ideas like 'Many Gods,' 'Caste System' and 'worshipping idols,' which are moslty wrongly portrayed, the book explores the concept of God, reverence for living organisms, importance of scriptures, and religion in daily life in the first five chapters, and the application of religious beliefs and teachings to issues such as rationality, Euthanasia anbd abortion, wealth and poverty, philosophy of the universe and suffering and the portrayal of Hinduism by the Western media in the last 5 chapters.
It also dispels Western misinterpretations of Hinduism being a polytheistic religion (having many different Gods and Goddesses) and provides rebuttals to Western criticisms on certain aspects of Hindu beliefs and values.
Therefore this book offers an insight into what Hinduism really is and how it has evolved since the ancient times. The colourful pictures and layout allow an ease of comprehension of the knowledge contained in the text and it has been a pleasure to read.
The book is aimed mostly at secondary students; the first five chapters cover GCSE syllabuses in Hinduism and the last five cover both GCSE and parts of A Level syllabuses. It has also been designed for readers not involved in education.