Recommended Readings

From liberal to orthodox and the abstract and philosophical to the mundane, HAF seeks to provide resources which reflect the great diversity of Hindu belief and practice.  The Foundation regularly updates this list with relevant resources about Hinduism and the global Hindu community.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hinduism
by Linda Johnsen


Dancing with Siva: Hinduism’s Contemporary Catechism
  by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami


Bhagavad Gita
by Swami Chinmayananda (online version at


  Hinduism Today Magazine 


 What is Hinduism? From the Editors of Hinduism Today


India Unveiled by Robert Arnett


A Survey of Hinduism by Klaus Klostermaier



Hinduism: A Beginner's Guide by Klaus Klostermaier



Understanding the Swastika: Brochure (pdf download)

All about Puja: A Guide for Educators

Reading for Children

Finders Keepers? by Robert Arnett



 Amma, Tell Me about Diwali by Bhakti Mathur



Lighting a Lamp: Diwali Story by Jonny Zucker



Diwali by Christina Mia Gardeski



The Diwali Gift
by Shweta Chopra and Shuchi Mehta


From our friends at Bharat Babies...Check out these HAF vetted and approved children's books!