Socio-religious study of the Hindu sacraments
Motilal Banarasidass, 2002
The samskaras give expression to the aspirations and ideals of the Hindus. The work is a systematic study of all the rites, ceremonies and customs to be performed by an individual from birth till death. It shows the sacramental beliefs and practices, far from being irrational priestcraft, are consistent and logical and have practical utility and intention.