Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review – Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

The book is a testament to the indomitable spirit of humankind. Even in the worst possible situation humans are capable of finding meaning in life and be worthy of their suffering. Author contends that everything can be taken from a … Continue reading

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Book Review – Ancient India: Its Language and Religions by Hermann Oldenberg

Ancient India: Its Language and Religionsby Hermann Oldenberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars A good book to understand the history of Sanskrit studies in West. How it started and which personalities made clear inroads into that field is all detailed … Continue reading

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Book Review – What is Philosophy? by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

This is the book to learn about philosophy, what it means, what good it does to us and what makes it different from science and art. Deleuze and Guattari delved into these questions and have produced some convincing answers in … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Myths We Live By Mary Midgley

The Myths We Live Byby Mary Midgley My rating: 5 of 5 stars In this book Mary Midgley explores the common myths of modern civilisation. According to the author myths are not lies nor are these detached stories but instead … Continue reading

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Book Review – Ethics by Spinoza

Ethics by Baruch Spinoza My rating: 5 of 5 stars This masterpiece from Spinoza is a manual for ethical living, to be free through reason. In this book Spinoza sets out to prove the nature of God not HIS existence per … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Tower by W.B. Yeats

  The Tower by W.B. Yeats My rating: 5 of 5 stars Best of Yeats with all classics like – “Sailing to Byzantium” “The Tower” “Meditations in time of civil war”, “A man young and old” and many more View … Continue reading

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Book Review – How I Became a Hindu by Sita Ram Goel

How I Became a Hindu by Sita Ram GoelMy rating: 5 of 5 stars   Sita Ram Goel was a towering personality of India’s right-wing movement and this book is his intellectual autobiography. This covers his personal journey from being … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism by A.L. Basham

  The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduismby A.L. Basham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book synthesise Basham’s great knowledge of the art, architecture, literature, and religion of India, this concise history traces the spiritual life of India … Continue reading

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Book Review – Ten Principal Upanishads by Sree Purohit Swami & W. B. Yeats

  Ten Principal Upanishads by W.B. Yeats5 of 5 stars W. B. Yeats found incredulous the various renditions of Upanishads from different translators, so he decided to translate one himself with help from his friend Shree Purohit Swami. The original … Continue reading

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Book Review – Notes to Self by Emilie Pine

Notes to Self by Emilie Pine My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the best confessions that I’ve read, it needs real courage to expose yourself so honestly to the world. The writing is lucid and readers just flow in … Continue reading

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