This volume explores the various aspects of Vedic texts, philosophy, dharma and way of life from the highly original and revolutionary perspective of Swami Dayanand Saraswati and the Arya Samaj. It presents a vedic worldview that is in accordance with the wisdom of the ancient Indian seers and stands in sharp contrast to many of the widely popular beliefs and practices of Hinduism. These include some fundamental issues like the content and purpose of the Vedas, idol worship, the concept of avataras, caste-by-birth and the socio-religious rights of women.
The book also carries a brief documentation of the life and legacy of Swami Dayanand
Saraswati and emergence and spread of the Arya Samaj. It explores their impact on different aspects of the modern Indian society, culture and national life. The book comprises fifty articles divided into seven sections, each of which can be useful on its own to scholars interested in a particular domain. Together they make for a comprehensive enquiry that casts a new light on many issues of crucial importance
to the Indian mind and life.