Taming the Gods by Ian Buruma

Taming the Gods by Ian Buruma

I ventured into non-fiction not too long ago but this is one of the first political-religious books I bought. I heard Ian Buruma speak at Jaipur Literature festival and was very interested in reading this one in particular. He talks about how religion helped form civilizations and also broke them up. And today, we come at a stage where we hold democracy on a pedestal and as an 'ideal' way to govern. It's interesting to read how religion comes into play in all of this. Summary The book goes at length to describe…Read more