Here are a few links to the basics of Hinduism. Since I know nothing about this topic, I cannot vouch for their reliability or quality, unlike some of the political/public policy links I give you.
1 ReligionFacts’s Hinduism entry: Many opics, beliefs to history to practices.
2. An on-line, gigantic encyclopedia of philosophy’s entry on Hinduism
3. BBC website topic, Hinduism:
4. About.com’s Hinduism 101:
Gary said he would try really hard to get us a speaker or at least someone who practices the religion.