by C. R. Biswas
The major Semites have a fair share of power and clout throughout the world and, understandably, they attract quite a bit of misconceptions as well. These factors call for deeper studies and analysis of their cultures and civilizations including the compulsions of their faiths, which have contributed towards the concepts of “we” and “they.” But the world can neither remain unipolar nor bipolar since history calls for, at least from time to time, a synthesis. So, we have to start somewhere and find out a nook for better understanding and “more sunshine.” This book can probably add to the efforts towards such goals, although it does not claim any originality besides that like other works of its genre this one also is in search of some answers to questions such as why religion and culture of a community will hang below the neck like a dead albatross? And why will it not be an illuminating experience?
Written in a lucid and simple style, this could be a good read for both general readers and students of the subject.