pt. 1. The Hindu tradition. -- Hinduism: the tradition speaks for itself / Vipin Aery, Rasamandala Das, and Krishna Dharma -- Social and demographic characteristics of Britain's Hindu population / Roger Ballard -- pt. 2. Issues related to healthcare. -- The need for cultural sensitivity / Heenakumari Ghanshyambhai Patel, Paul Oliver, and Bhanu Ram -- Birth and childhood customs / Nilamani Gor -- Marriage and family life / Vibha Ruparelia -- Death and bereavement / Diviash Thakrar and Vipin Aery -- Appendices. -- Important Hindu deities / Rasamandala Das -- Twelve important festivals / Rasamandala Das -- Important Hindu groups represented in the UK / Rasamandala Das -- Hindu resources on the World Wide Web / Bhavesh Kataria -- Dietary leaflets / Aude Cholet -- Glossary / Nima Suchak.