several reasons for the lack of books explaining the Hindu point of view on different
religions. In the Western world authentic accounts of Hinduism are difficult to get. The
literature generally comes from two sources. The first is a rather dry academic Western
scholarship on Hinduism, coming from non-Hindus or even people who have no real sympathy
for the religion.
These scholars are largely
either Christian theologians of Marxists in their views. They represent a critique of
Hinduism from a non-Hindu point of view, though ironically their books are looked to by
those seeking to find out what Hinduism is.
The second source in the work of various Swamis and Gurus
who have come to the West. Their groups largely promote the particular approach of their
teacher and, with a few notable exceptions, seldom examine Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) as a