The product of several years of research, The Penguin Book of Hindu Names is a comprehensive compilation of hindu names in current use. The meaning of each of the approximately 20,000 names in the volume is extensively discussed and information on sources and usage is also provided. The book is cross-referenced to make it easier to use. The aim of the work is twofold: to serve as a practical guide for parents choosing a name for offspring; and to provide a precise and in-depth sourcebook for scholars, pandits and lay readers who would like to know what familiar (and not so familiar) Hindu names actually mean.
About the Author:
MANEKA GANDHI was a magazine editor and columnist before she embarked on a career in politics. She has written three books Sanjay Gandhi, Brahma's Hair and Boulabada. Her special interests include Indian mythology, animal welfare and issues related to environmental conservation. She is the Managing Trustee of the Ruth Cowell Foundation, which runs the Sanjay GAndhi Animal Welfare Centre, India's largest animal hospital and shelter.