|Hence there are
many books in the West on Yoga, particularly asanas, various works on meditation, or
general books of wisdom by teachers from India, but it is difficult to find any real
explication of Hinduism within them. In India there is a reluctance to provide a
Hindu critique of other religions but for different reasons.
India as a Hindu majority country has a policy of not offending minorities in
matters of religion. As India's minorities are Christian and Islamic little critical is
allowed of these religions not merely by the government but by anyone.
Even an accurate account of how these groups have
functioned historically in India, which has included persecution or, in the case of Islam,
genocide, has been suppressed in the name of communal harmony. Tam Swarup has challenged
this attitude of suppressing Truth for political reasons, and examined the actual
teachings and historical record of these religions for good or ill.