The Great Tale of Hinduism: An in depth look at Hindu concepts, traditions in the modern age


New Delhi: The oldest surviving religion, Hinduism has transcended the ages through the hazy mists of time due to its ability to adapt with the times.

With the idea of the redundancy of religion gaining strength in an age in which any mystery can be demystified by science, it seems as if following a particular religion is outdated in today’s so-called progressive world.

But the strength and depth of Hindu philosophy is such that it has retained its relevance even in this age with its adaptability and progressiveness.

Jointly written by IAS officer P. Narahari and Prithiviraj Singh, ‘The Great Tale of Hinduism’ takes a look at this unique quality and ability of Hinduism to survive despite all odds.

This book covers an extensive ground of Hindu teachings. Apart from providing a panoramic view of Hindu approaches to religion, philosophy, science, politics, mythology and art, the role of women along with the past and the future of humanity is also explained in this book.

The authors have tried to explain the role of Hinduism in the formation and development of human society. They have dissected the conception, evolution and sustenance of Indian society through the lens of Hinduism and have elaborated on this process through short mythological tales from Hindu texts.

Different tales spanning different ages and times bring forth a completely different picture of the mores and morality of our society, which still abide by the constant basic principles of Hinduism. This signifies the adaptability of this great religion with changing times.

The reader will discover that, eventually, the core values of Hinduism remain the same and support its relevance today and will continue to do so for eternity.

Know all about the authors

Prathviraj Singh, although trained in engineering, started his career as a businessman. Longing to evolve intellectually, he started gaining knowledge in as many fields as possible. He explored different cities of India to pursue courses in various disciplines like the Indian economy, financial planning, business strategy and Indian politics. He also worked as a journalist, alongside his pursuit for learning, and this helped him in his quest to understand the real India. This is first book.

P. Narahari is an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer of the 2001 batch and an author. In his capacity as District Collector of Gwalior, he was one of India’s first civil servants to use social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to interact with the citizenry to solve their problems.

He made Gwalior District ninety-five percent barrier-free in two years, to help persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and women easily access public spaces, thus making Gwalior an example for other cities in India to emulate. The Better India recognized Narahari as one of the ten most inspiring IAS officers of the year 2017.

He has written four books, ‘Who Owns Mhow?’, ‘The Making of Ladli Laxmi Yojna’, ‘Betiyan’ and ‘The Rise of Social Media in M.P. Government’.

He has served as Collector in Singrauli, Seoni, Gwalior and Indore, and as the Commissioner and Secretary, Public Relations Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh. Narahari is credited for establishing the usage of social media in M.P. government.

He is currently posted as Commissioner, Urban Administration, Government of Madhya Pradesh, in Bhopal.