A Review of Invading the Sacred: Understanding and Misunderstanding Hindu Tradition

The book, Invading the Sacred – An Analysis of Hinduism Studies in America published in 2007 attempted to uncover the invisible networks behind a Hindu phobia especially in the American Academy that is systematically undermining core icons and ideals of Hindu culture and thought. A Review of Invading the Sacred: Understanding and Misunderstanding Hindu Tradition explains why the book ‘Invading the Sacred’ signals a new intellectual movement within Hinduism and some of the challenges this new movement will likely face. The review is available in English and Hindi online and is free of charge.

A Review of Invading the Sacred: Understanding and Misunderstanding Hindu Tradition is published by The Samprajna Institute – a charitable organization that represents the diverse talents and perspectives of people with extensive experience studying and working with the people of South Asia. The review is by By Krishna Kirti Das and Gaura Keshava Das.

The review highlights key sections and points in the book, Invading the Sacred. It also critiques some of the ideas presented therein and offers alternative approaches to the problems highlighted by the book's contributors. The review also focuses on the book's significance as a new milestone in how Hindus explain Hinduism to outsiders and the new direction Hindus are taking in understanding themselves as Hindus.

A Review of Invading the Sacred: Understanding and Misunderstanding Hindu Tradition is available free of charge to the public in both English and Hindi and you can download (PDF format) and read it at the Samprajna website.