Why I Am Not a Hindu
Why I am Not a Hindu is a book every rationalist should have on his bookshelves. --The Modern Rationalist, Chennai, India. For the students of religion on the one hand and for agnostics and atheists on the other, this book is priceless, and for the ordinary reader it is thought provoking to say the least. --The Hindustan Times, Patna, India. Professor Ramendra's bold manifesto in which he explains why he rejects the doctrine of the infallibility of the Vedas, varnashram dharma, moksha, karmavada, and avatarvada. --The Secular Web Inspired by Bertrand Russell's "Why I Am Not a Christian," which the author, Dr. Ramendra admired, and M. K. Gandhi's "Why I Am a Hindu," with which he disagreed; the author explains why he is not a Hindu by conviction, though he is a Hindu by birth. "Why I Am Not a Hindu" was first published in print edition in 1993 (second edition 1995). It has been translated into Hindi, Oriya and Malayalam. This is the third revised edition of the book.
- Paperback | 80 pages
- 126 x 198 x 8mm | 120g
- 13 Jul 2011
- North Charleston SC, United States
- black & white illustrations
About Dr Ramendra
Dr. Ramendra (full name "Ramendra Nath") is presently working as Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy at Patna College, Patna University, India; where he has been teaching for twenty-eight years. He is a double gold medalist and double research degree holder from Patna University. His Ph. D was on "The Ethical Philosophy of Bertrand Russell" and his D. Lit. Was on "M. N. Roy's New Humanism and Materialism." Both these works have been published as books. Dr. Ramendra is the author of nearly thirty books and booklets in Hindi and English, including 'Why I am Not a Hindu', 'Is God Dead?', 'The Myth of Unity of all Religions' and 'Some Reflections on Ethics'. Besides, he has written hundreds of articles in newspapers, magazines and journals. Dr. Ramendra (born 1957) is married to Dr. Kawaljeet Kaur since 1981. Dr. Ramendra, along with his wife, is the co-founder of Buddhiwadi Samaj (Rationalist Society) and Buddhiwadi Foundation, two internationally known organizations for promoting rationalism and humanism. Dr. Ramendra's only daughter, Priya, is a software engineer and she works actively for the Buddhiwadi Foundation.