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Recent events have caused me to take a look at what Hinduism is really about as stated by philosophers. The urge returned after reading works by Krishnamurthy and Osho, of all people.
Radhakrishnan is a good person to gain a modern day perspective without the recent influences of religion biased works. This book written in 1927 provides a point of view from an era where some of the pre-independence understanding of Hinduism existed which was lost in the Hindutva and VHP movements of the 1960 onwards.
Radhakrishnan does a good job of presenting the facts about Hinduism nakedly. He accepts its short-comings and highlights its high points. He also provides some mythical and possible basis for some of its rituals and belief systems. The book does get sleepy at some portions as he dives into a theoretical framework but is a good read overall.
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