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Introduction to this textbook[edit | edit source]

Why this Wikibook?

The basic point of this wikibook is to allow anyone surfing the web to be able to use a reliable text about Hinduism. Hinduism is difficult to be defined and understood. This short book presents an overview of the fundamentals of Hinduism. Perfect for self study. A must read for all those interested in Hinduism.

How to Edit this Book[edit | edit source]

Hindu scriptures are vast in number and quite impossible to grasp the whole of it, in this fast pacing age. Any one who wishes to edit it must keep the originality of Vedas pertaining to class lectures intact.

This book is based on transcribed class lectures by the author (Samarpan) delivered at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (RKMVERI, Belur Math) on the Vedas. These are available in archive.org under Creative Commons license.

Author[edit | edit source]

Samarpan is the Pen name of Swami Samarpanananda. This text is available as an open source document in archive.org under Creative Commons license.

Contents[edit | edit source]