Of late, study of Hinduism is drawing the attention of scholars both from India and from other countries. However, books on general Hinduism covering all aspects are hard to find.
The book that is now in your hands is expected to remedy this problem to a considerable extent.
The subjects dealt with are: religion, philosophy, mythology, rituals, scriptural works, festivals and pilgrim centers, astrology, biographies of religious personalities, iconography, temples and religious institutions.
Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism which are closely allied to Hinduism have also been dealt with briefly.
Short biographical notes of the better known indologists have been added at the end as appendices.
It is earnestly hoped that the students of Hinduism will find this work useful in understanding the essence of Hinduism in the right spirit.