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Frawley's remarkable spiritual autobiography answers this question
and many more. In a fascinating narrative, he walks us through his
own discovery of how the stereotype of Hinduism presented by
schoolbooks as a tradition of worship of many gods, social inequity,
and meaningless ritual is false.
Not that there are not social
problems in Hindu society, but these problems are a result of
historical processes, India's political and economic vicissitudes of
the last few centuries, and not central to the essence of Hinduism.
Apart from this and, more significantly, he provides us a portrait
of living Hinduism as mirrored by his own life experience.