It is very difficult to term a person as Hindu, under a single method.
1. Accepting the Vedas as the authority
The earliest spiritual texts in India are Vedas. So if anyone says that a person shall be a called as Hindu, if he accepts the authority of the Vedas, then that claim is questionable.
In order to accept the above claim, the foremost requirement ...
The term 'Hindu' is recent. The name of our religion is Veda (Vaidika) dharma, or Sanatana Dharma, because it is based on Vedas.
Generally accepted philosophical definition is - Astika, which is belief in Vedas.
Generally accepted religious definition is - belief in Bhagavan, deities, scriptures (Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharata), rebirth (multiple past and ...
A Partial answer.
Rig Veda 8.33.19 doesn't seem to be saying that women should wear a veil. This hymn 8.33 is about Asanga who became a female due to curse.
अधः पश्यस्व मोपरि सन्तरां पादकौ हर |
मा ते कषप्लकौ दर्शन सत्री हि बरह्मा बभूविथ ||
Cast your eyes downwards, and don't look up. Keep your feet closer;
let not anyone observe your back ...
All religions are insisting of prayers to God at certain intervals, reading of respective Holy text, following respective customs.
Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Saakteism, etc, are religions, being practiced by people under the name of Hinduism aka Sanaatana Dharma.
Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, etc, are Religions.
Naturally, majority of the people ...