This is what Subramaniam, a real-life Hindu of the twentieth century, wonders as he enters a fictitious conversation between two religious figures who have changed the lives of millions. As Jesus and Krishna respond to each otherís view of life and the afterlife, they speak words straight from the texts of Christianity and Hinduism and straight into the soul.
Subramaniam asks Jesus and Krishna hard questions about faith. Meanwhile, a fictional character, Richard, eavesdrops, asking himself the most important question of all:
excellent book| Posted October 06, 2009
Its only 96 pages so i read it in a couple hours. That is definitely a plus for anyone with not much time on their hands. Aside from the introduction the entire book is a conversation at firt between a fictitious guy named Richard who is being driven to India's holy city of Mathura. The guy driving is a true historic figure of the early 20th century named Subramaniam who converted from Hinduism to Christianity. The rest of the book is Subramaniam imagining a dialogue between the Hindu god Krishna and the Jesus of the Bible. Then Subramaniam joins in. The purpose of the conversation is to point out the differences between the two religions; that although there may be some superficial similarities on the surface they are totally different underneath. The good thing about the book is that Jesus and Krishna speak from what is written in the text of their own scriptures and not from books written about their scriptures. My favorite line in the book is when Jesus says, "If you believe one lie, you are often lead down the path of many lies." The book is an excellent tool for learning about the Hundi religion and religious rituals, but it's purpose is to expose the problems Hinduism teaches.