Category Archives: Book Reviews

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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Book Review – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel My rating: 4 of 5 stars It’s a masterful account of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power. Hilary Mantel has captured the essence of the time and has presented the readers a truthful journal of Tudar period. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman

Humankind: A Hopeful Historyby Rutger Bregman My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book provides an alternative but highly optimistic take on human history and covers a number of research studies to hypotheseize that humans are inherently good by nature. … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Survey Of Buddhism by Bikshu Sangharakshita

A Survey Of Buddhism: Its Doctrines And Methods Through The Agesby Bikshu Sangharakshita My rating: 5 of 5 stars A great overview of Buddhism and the doctrines of its different schools. I’d purchased the book from the Bodhi temple’s Temple … Continue reading

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Book Review – Zero Road by Nasira Sharma

  Zero Road by Nasira Sharma My rating: 4 of 5 stars Zero road is the latest novel from the popular Hindi novelist Nasira Sharma. Its story starts from a backward and static mohalla Chak in Allahabad (now PrayagRaj) and … Continue reading

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