Published by Leadstart, A Street Puppy’s Guide to Indian Religious Wisdom by Dr. Hari Haran is an interesting book that takes stance on religion and its philosophy and rituals through the lens of Advaita Vedanta. The author right in the beginning asserted the value of the book by including focus on Advaita Vedanta – it emanates from Hinduism but differs in preaching.
The book is a blend of fiction and philosophy, all the more riveting as a street dog narrates the religious contexts. How did the author get this idea about – well given right in the introduction? The book gives clarification on true religion and its rituals without ignoring its philosophical weightage by considering Advaita Vedanta. Those who don’t know what it is, this is a must pick for them. The author has from time to time quoted texts from Upanishads and then related them to some short story. The book is full of religious wisdom and information. One can refer these types of books if tired with heavy theological books.
For sure, this book will give quite different definitions and understandings of the religion that can make people question their certain ossified beliefs. The book is slightly heavy to read but it requires a constant focus for fruitful results. Overall, a good and meaningful book with head-turning headings and funny cover page.
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About the Author:
Hari Haran is a dermatologist who practises in Coimbatore. He is a Sadhak belonging to Sri Ramananda ashram of Palakkad, an ashram of long Advaitic lineage. A former editor of his college magazine, Hari Haran is passionate about storytelling and teaching. He teaches part-time at Yellow Train, a progressive school in Coimbatore, and this book was written in collaboration with Iniya, a tenth-grade student of the school at the time of writing.
Iniya is a voracious reader whose writing has won her many competitions and hearts. A lover of good books of fiction, music and art, she blogs at www.worldofiniya.wordpress.com
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