This book is like an ocean on Sanskrit literature. It starts from origin and progress of Sanskrit Philosophy and includes object of Sanskrit Philosophy, Veda as the basis of Sanskrit Literature, Veda representing the Vedic Age, antiquity of the Veda.
The book also touches the subject of Aryans, comparison between early history of India and Greece. The meaning of Atman is elucidated, dialogue between Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi also given.
The division of Vedic Age and the Chhandas, Mantra, Brahmana and Sutra periods have also been discussed. So many things relating to Sanskrit literature have been discussed under these periods, such as Aranyakas, Upanisads, Samhitas, Brahmanas, Hymns, Sacrifices, Priests, etc. By the large, this book is an authority on Ancient Sanskrit Literature. And, the contents, presentation and language of the book make this a-must to read and the reader will surely find it immensely useful.