About the Book :
Hinduism and its Sources by Sir Monier Monier-Williams is a text of great historical significance, in that it not only describes the essential elements that are constitutive of Hinduism, but also points out the underlying spirit of unity which, in the midst of diversity of races, languages and social usages, has enabled Hindus to survive all the external invasions and historical upheavals. It is this spirit of unity that has enabled Hinduism to be inclusive, tolerant and comprehensive. Starting from the Veda, Hinduism has embraced something from all religions, thereby enabling its followers to follow the path of salvation that suits them the best. As a consequence of this comprehensiveness, Hinduism contains all those essential material and spiritual, esoteric and exoteric, subjective and objective aspects that make religion meaningful and authentic. Thus Hinduism lays equal emphasis on the spiritual paths of action, knowledge and devotion. It is this comprehensiveness of Hinduism that marks this book.