Hinduism professes to regulate the Hindu's life in all its many relations. It prescribes ceremonies attendant on his birth, his early training, his food and its cooking, his style of dress and its manufactures, his employment, marriage, amusements his whole life from before his birth until generations after his death. It seeks to regulate not only private life but also domestic and national relations.
The book treats several aspects of the life of Hindu community because to treat the ordinary life of the Hindu is to describe Hindu religion.The most powerful refutation of Hinduism is a fair statement of what their books themselves teach concerning the character and the conduct of the beings whom they worship as divine. The everyday life of the Hindus is the practical outcome of such worship.
W J Wilkins