Gods And Godmen Of India

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In this vibrant volume, Khushwant, in his inimitable style, tackles all issues related to religion, faith, blind faith, new cults, and new movements in other words, he charges like a raging bull to attack the epidemic of gods and godmen that has swept the nation in recent years. Khushwant Singh quotes liberally and with perfect ease from the Adi Granth, Adi Shankaracharya, Upanishads, Koran and other holy books to buttress his arguments.
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Harper Collins
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Published on
Jun 22, 2012
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Pages
248
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ISBN
9789350292440
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Sociology / General
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