Hinduism is one of the humanity's most ancient religions and over time it has evolved in an incredibly rich but complex manner. This book 'The Essentials of Hinduism' by Swami Bhaskarananda gives clearly written explanations of the basic ideas and practices of Hinduism and its culture. Its answers to so many questions--Do the Hindus worship many gods? Are the Hindus idol worshippers? What is the purpose of life? What are the Hindu spiritual practices? -- covering the most mundane to the most profound ideas and questions of Hinduism. * Export of this book to countries other than Malaysia, Mauritius, South Africa, and Sri Lanka is expressly Prohibited.