About the BookThe book Introduction to World Religions promotes a better understanding of the religions of the world, their similarities and history of amicable co-existence. It does not speak about theology, but it is a book that tells about the history of religions.
The book highlights and criticizes problems that have erupted due to increasing religious fundamentalism and intolerance. It criticizes the Muslim fundamentalism which has destroyed peace in Palestine, Afghanistan, Lebanan, Iraq, Spain, Somalia, Kashmir, Southern Thailand, etc. In Muslim countries there is a conflict between the secularists, moderates and the fundamentalists. The book also talks about the Hindu fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism and Christian fundamentalism and promotes the ideology that only understanding and tolerance can save the people of the world from being in constant conflict. It emphasizes better understanding and amicable co-existence of all religions.About the Author/sCol. Bhaskar Sarkar, a graduate in Civil Engineering and a postgraduate in Military Science and Management, served in the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army for 28 years. Presently, he is working as a civil engineer and management consultant—the profession which gave him a deep insight into people’s preferences while constructing houses and offices and their apprehensions about Vaastu Shastra.
Col. Sarkar is a prolific writer. He has published five books, namely Pakistan Seeks Revenge and God Saves India; Tackling Insurgency and Terrorism; Kargil War: Past, Present and Future; Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army; and Thirty-Nine Steps to Happiness. Besides, he has contributed numerous articles in professional journals and newspapers like Deccan Herald.