Knowing Sanskrit, travelling widely in India and meeting people of all backgrounds, I have seen the tremendous ignorance and misconceptions (many intentional) that have been created about the role of Hinduism and various Hindu groups even in India. People today rely on second hand information, mainly through the news media or from academic sources, which are generally unsympathetic and inaccurate, and so the picture, they get is highly distorted and requires an alternative. Seeing this I have been compelled to speak out. This book is divided into four areas. 1) Social Issues: primarily the misrepresentation of Hinduism both in India and the West and the need for a Hindu awakening. 2) Religious Issues: the Hindu view of religion, the unity of all religions, and Islam and Christianity from a Hindu perspective. I have devoted more space to Islam as this religion is more inimical to Hinduism and few people appear willing to really examine it. 3) Historical Issues: particularly the Aryan Invasion theory, and the division of India along north-south lines (the Aryan-Dravidian divide). 4) Cultural Issues: Hinduism relative to the world as a whole, and the value of Hindu culture. The book has a wide scope od subjects but all are important for understanding India today and show need for a revival of Hinduism in its true spirit.